Accession Number : ADA090318


Title :   Automated Performance Monitoring and Assessment for DCS Digital Systems


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Feb 1978-Jan 1980


Corporate Author : GTE PRODUCTS CORP NEEDHAM HEIGHTS MA SYLVANIA SYSTEMS GROUP/EASTERN DIV


Personal Author(s) : Jankauskas, Louis E ; Mizesko, Michael ; Falzone, Warren J ; Chace, Brian D ; Wilson, George G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a090318.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 142


Abstract : As an aid evaluating technical control techniques, an emulation facility that automatically performs the status monitoring, performance assessment, and fault isolation transmission control functions as they apply to the digital Defense Communications System (DCS) has been developed. This emulation facility is a multicomputer system which automatically monitors and isolates faults for digital transmission equipments. The status monitoring and performance assessment functions are performed by two processors, the Adaptive Channel Estimator (ACE) and an LSI 11/03, the composite being referred to as the CPMAS-D unit. When the software residing in the CPMAS-D unit detects a monitor point transition, it transmits the monitor point information to the CPMAS emulator, a PDP 11/60 minicomputer. These messages, called exception reports, enable the CPMAS Emulator to perform its prime mission: fault isolation. A unique fault isolation algorithm has been developed for test with this emulation facility. The algorithm consists of three discrete steps. First, the equipment alarms are mapped into their effect upon each transmission path (link, supergroup, group, or channel). Second, the stations with the faulty equipment are located by deleting the impact of sympathetic alarms. Third, the faulty equipment is identified using the equipment alarm status. Testing of the fault isolation algorithm is enhanced by an emulated network consisting of up to 16 stations, 2048 equipments, and two nodal control areas. Monitor point simulators and T1-4000 multiplexers, which provide simulated and real time inputs to two CPMAS-D units, are also part of the emulation facility.


Descriptors :   *DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , *MONITORING , *FAULTS , *DATA LINKS , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , PARALLEL PROCESSING , NODES , MULTIPROCESSORS , FLOW CHARTING , PULSE CODE MODULATION , TELEMETER SYSTEMS , MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION , MINICOMPUTERS , MULTIPLEXING , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , BROADBAND , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , CONTROL SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Telemetry
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE