Accession Number:

ADA175642

Title:

Functional Summary of the DARPA SURAP1 Network

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 23 May 1985-30 Nov 1986

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Survivable Radio Networks SURAN program was established in 1983, under the sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA, for the research and development of survivable network management and data transport protocols for large-scale packet radio networks PRNET. The technology for the SURAN program is based on the earlier packet radio PR research and development program that was initiated by DARPA in 1973 to investigate the feasibility of using packet-switched, store-and-forward radio communications to provide reliable mobile computer communications. The SURAN program is of an incremental, evolutionary nature. Successive versions of the Survivable Radio Protocol SURAP will be more sophisticated and provide additional functionality. This paper, describes the functionality of the first version of the SURAN network - SURAP1. We present the physical components, features and size of the SURAP1 network, and describe briefly how data are forwarded through the network. The paper concludes by highlighting some of the future research of the SURAN program. This paper is intended to provide a high level description of the SURAP1 network.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE