Accession Number:

ADA327568

Title:

Final Technical Report for Office of Naval Research Grant No. N00014-95-1-0939 (University of Utah).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Managing military systems requires access to geographically distributed information. Difficulty in locating that information represents a serious threat to operational success. Under this contract, the University of Utah has researched methods for the acquisition, display, and management of distributed information. Although the focus of the work is on product information, the research done here has broad applicability in supporting military operations management. This research explored architectures and algorithms for distributed product information. The research was tested by incorporating these architectures and algorithms into an implemented system called PartNet. PartNet is a scalable, clientserver information system enabling mechanical and electronics component manufacturers and distributors to make their product catalogs available to customers over the Internet. This system allows catalog browsing capability, including multimedia product descriptions with computer aided design CAD and other analytical models. It interfaces to other systems with EDI or other protocols supporting purchase authorization, payment for products and data, order verification, shipment scheduling, and other functions necessary to support a suppliercustomer interaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE