Technical Evaluation Program Analysis Procedures (TEPAP).
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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The DCA sponsored Technical Evaluation Program TEP has yielded many outputs, but has failed to provide the products desired by engineering personnel. The lack of an analysis procedure has been one, if not the prime reason for this disappointing record. Other reasons include excessive quantity of tests, inconsistency of the measurements, absence of several specific and mandatory test assessments, and lack of specific TEP goals. This report describes a TEP analysis concept and procedure, and demonstrates the application to a specific link. The procedure permits absolute numerical correlation of the TEP data and permits filling in of some absent data, or correction of bad measurements. During this study, a new technique was developed that relates idle channel noise, baseband loading, and link noise power ratio. Many of the statistical studies of PMP now can be evaluated deterministically. The Technical applies equally well to multi-hop paths. The new technique allows direct comparison of TEP data with Performance Monitoring Program PMP data, and should replace the present PMP analysis procedures. This report is one of two studies related to the TEP. The other Evaluation of TEP describes a streamlined more cost effective approach to the link assessment problem. These reports are to a degree mutually supporting, although each is complete in itself. Author
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