Accession Number:

ADA230735

Title:

Knowledge-Based System Analysis and Control Defense Switched Network Task Areas

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 1988-30 Sep 1989,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

The primary thrust of the FY89 program was installation and demonstration of the Network Management Expert System NMES at DCA Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Two major efforts were involved completion of improvements and extensions to NMES itself and performance of numerous tasks in matching the hardware and software to the DCA-Europe environment so that it could be meaningfully operated there. Additional components of the FY89 program were implementation of an Operator Trainer to develop operator skills in the use of the current manual Network Management Support System, as well as execution of a set of enhancements to, and investigations with, the Call-by-Call Simulation CCSIM. The FY89 SOW also called for substantial effort to begin to scope and understand the problems of correlating and interpreting DCS transmission system alarms and presenting filtered results to Tech Control and Network Management decision makers. By analogy with the success of the CCSIM as a portrayal of realistic network behavior to use in developing network management knowledge, it has been conjectured that TRAMCON Transmission Monitor and Control and DPAS Digital Patch and Access System alarm pattern simulation systems could make up for the lack of access to real transmission networks for MITEC Machine Intelligent Technical Controller software developers, as well as the fact that real networks seldom produce interesting alarm patterns. In FY89 a specification was developed for a TRAMCON alarm generator for this purpose, with an eye to implementing in FY90. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Defense Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE