U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center
University of Oklahoma
The current proposal, Phase IV, plans to extend the features and methods used in the current MLAT system to include various new innovations. As the system has been used, it has become apparent that users need the ability to store and retrieve graphics and text documents. One task will include the ability to store these media types in the database and associate them with both individual nodes and specific technology trees. Another feature required for future demilitarization optimization is the input and saving of drawing numbers and time-per-item values. These input features will be generalized so that other future critical information can also be saved with each node. As an ongoing task, all code and methods need to be reviewed for efficiency and security. This task must be done continually to ensure that the best practices are always used for all programming. As the technology changes and new security threats are identified, the code must be updated immediately. Another need is the ability to update and change groups of nodes, called libraries, that are included in multiple technology trees. As the techniques to demilitarize ammunition develop, all trees need to be updated efficiently as a single group and not one at a time. The MLAT system should not be an island of data but integrated with other databases at DAC and in the MIDAS system. However, secure and efficient methods to share information needs to be research. Included in this task is the ability to participate in single user login at the MIDAS system level. Finally, time and effort needs to be budgeted to support new and unforeseen features and modifications as the system is used over the next 12 months. In many cases, time will be critical and the upgrade or new feature will need to be developed and implemented within weeks. This task permits a set number of hours to be used to perform these urgent issues.