Accession Number : ADA557240


Title :   Analysis and Design of Complex Network Environments


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 2009-Sep 2011


Corporate Author : BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV PROVO UT DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Warnick, Sean ; Zappala, Daniel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a557240.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : This research takes a fresh view of complex network environments and answers fundamental questions about 1) how to model them, 2) the design of experiments necessary to discover their structure (and thus adapt system inputs to optimize the resulting performance), and 3) the relationship between network structure to vulnerability and attack. Specifically, this work explores these issues in the context of both wireless mesh and bio-chemical reaction networks. Although wildly different application areas, this research unites theoretical work that clarifies fundamental limitations of complex networks with network engineering and systems biology to implement specific designs and experimentally verify the theoretical discoveries in what is being called the network design cycle. The network design cycle iterates through a process of mathematical modeling, problem formulation, algorithm design, implementation, and experimental validation that drives the development of practical theory. Using this process this effort demonstrated new models and rate control protocols for wireless mesh networks, along with experimental validation.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , *WIRELESS COMPUTER NETWORKS , COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MESH , RADIO LINKS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE