The Dolphin Didactic Database System (DODDS).
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Pagination or Media Count:
The Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center NCCOSC Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Division NRaD Marine Mammal Research Programs are conducted by the Marine Mammal Research Development Branch D351. Progeny is a project, under D331, that trains Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins Tursiops Truncatus. Progeny was designed to explore the standardization of training, husbandry, and record keeping techniques that contribute to preparing, operating, and maintaining dolphins for Fleet systems. Presently, hand written forms are filled out to record data as trainers conduct their training exercises. These forms become the source for creating reports. The current data collection process is tedious, time-consuming, and potentially unmanageable for the staff. This thesis project provides a means to organize, gather, and maintain all the historical, current, and future data for the Progeny project. Capabilities are needed to gather the data so that timely, meaningful information, such as reports and graphs, can be made accessible to the staff. The deliverables from this study are the development of a relational database system for organizing and storing Progenys data, and the development of an application for entering and accessing the data within the relational database. Output reports and graphs provide information from the data.
- Computer Programming and Software