Accession Number:

ADA242688

Title:

A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Alternative Guided Media for the Backbone Cable Plant Portion of the Base Information Transfer System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The Base Information Transfer System BITS and the Telephone Modernization Plan TMP will upgrade the backbone cable plant of the telephone system on Navy bases. Using a hypothetical Navy base and its existing twisted- pair wire network, this paper analyzes the unique costs of optical fiber and twisted-pair wire for four installation options immediate installation of optical fiber time-phased installation of optical fiber time-phased installation of twisted-pair wire in trenches and time-phased installation of twisted-pair wire in existing conduit. The cost analysis indicates that the lowest cost option is twisted-pair wire installed in conduit. However, the cost- effectiveness analysis concludes that time-phased installation of optical fiber is the best alternative dure to its performance characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE