Accession Number:

ADA272672

Title:

A Conceptual Database Design and Performance Analysis of the MILSATCOM Requirements Database

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

The Military Satellite Communications Decision Support System MDSS project for U.S. Space Command USSPACECOM is intended to provide decision makers an integrated information tool to effectively manage military satellite communication MILSATCOM resources while satisfying communications requirements. An important aspect of MDSS is the information provided by the MILSATCOM Requirements Database MRDB. The objective of this thesis is twofold. First, it develops a new conceptual schema for the MRDB using the Entity Relationship Model and transforms it into a relational schema for implementation. Second, it conducts a comparative performance analysis to examine the tradeoffs between normalization and performance. This thesis concludes that a structured approach to designing the MRDB results in a normalized structure that is simple, easy to implement, and provides acceptable performance. A fully normalized database structure does not seem to have a significant impact on over-all MRDB retrieval performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE