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NEWS | Feb. 5, 2020

Navy demonstrates dive logs through automated prototype, saves time

By NSWC PCD Public Affairs

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.