Data Conversion and Management Lab (DCML)
Hampton University’s Data Conversion and Management Lab is a state-of-the-art digital production center that provides a variety of business management services.
The DCML was funded by the U.S. Congress through the Department of Defense in 1999 with a $1 million grant and was established as an operating unit of Hampton University . The initial commission in the DCML was for a CAD conversion program (hardcopy to AutoCAD)for a series of Naval Frigates. The Lab has since been awarded another $14,000,000 in contracts and has expanded to include additional contemporary technology services, such as:
- Data Management Systems & Research
- Markup Languages/Data Interactivity
- Web Site Development
- Development of Virtual Manufacturing Techniques/Reverse Engineering
- Technology, Network and Support Services
- Development of Virtual Training and Operational Platforms
HU’s Data Conversion and Management Lab has been active since the year 2000 undertaking complex assignments in broad areas of data management. The conversion of legacy data into electronic format is a part of the Lab’s foundation, and the current direction is to maximize our opportunities in the innovative and productive storage, access and utilization of electronic data. One of the significant activities has been the creation of technologies at HU’s Virtual Parts Engineering Research Center for development of military legacy weapons system parts, including reverse engineering and virtual redesign. In addition, HU has been involved in the application of data management techniques in modeling and simulation programs as applied to homeland defense initiatives and in various equipment as well as academic training platforms. Our goal is to develop and provide systems that optimize the utility of data within each environment we are assigned to assist.