Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Type



Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Hany H. Ammar.


An Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM), is a digital package of information required for diagnosis and maintenance of complex weapon systems and, both, military and commercial equipment. The lack of interoperability within and among IETM systems has become a major challenge to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) IETM community. The initial phase of user-level interoperability support has been undertaken by the development of a Web-based Joint IETM Architecture (JIA). Within this architecture, there is a need to develop a standardized Web-enabled alternative to the IETM database specification. Object oriented modeling provides the conceptual foundation for assembling the Web-enabled alternative out of Web components using Web technology such as Java and XML.;This thesis introduces an original IETM Object Model. This is a UML-based model that captures the dynamic aspects of the specification. We define UML extensions to capture the semantics of the IETM database specification. We propose a COTS-supported IETM display system architecture based on the developed IETM Object Model. We also demonstrate the applicability and merit of the approach by implementing a prototype Web-based IETM display system.