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Navy demonstrates dive logs through automated prototype, saves time

By NSWC PCD Public Affairs | Feb. 5, 2020

PANAMA CITY, Fla. —

Personnel from Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) and the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center advanced Navy diving technology by demonstrating a prototype system capable of automating information entry into the Dive Jump Reporting System (DJRS) here recently,

The SBDA-100, a tablet based system funded by ONR TechSolutions, automates the process of logging Navy dives into the Dive Jump Reporting System (DJRS), which prevents divers from having to transfer hand-written logs into the DJRS.

“Logging dives is a very time consuming process, normally accomplished by using a hand-written log at the dive site, and later entering that information into DJRS,” said Keisha Williams, the Principal Investigator from NIWC Atlantic. “The process of transferring hand-written notes into the computer system can suffer from the written dive log being damaged by the dive site environment, inaccurate and/or incomplete logging of information, or transcription errors when transferring the written log to the computer.  The SBDA-100 will eliminate these issues and provide a rapid upload to the DJRS.”

In addition to ensuring the tablet calculations were correct over a wide variety of dive test cases, the NSWC PCD Dive locker also provided additional valuable feedback for the system developers.