Research to understand data mining and automatic image retrieval based on content addressed coding. Also includes work to understand ILS and CALS techniques and to maintain archival and current information databases concerning trials, equipment and manufacturing. Also includes work to understand international standards and codification bodies requirements. Also includes research to address the requirements of military mission simulators in the air environment, and real-time database structures. Includes new data and information storage techniques, including datawarehousing technologies. Includes research into new data and information compression techniques. Also includes work on information management and information compression techniques, and application of IM techniques to knowledge-based engineering designs. Also includes research to support the exploitation of middleware in defence database management systems.