Accession Number:

ADA243766

Title:

Comparison of AFITPAC versus NOS and a Packet Radio Network Design

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

This thesis encompasses two themes 1 A comparison of the Network Operating System NOS software package, developed by Phil Karn and others, and AFITPAC, written by Marsh and Geier at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The comparison is based on the Air Force Logistics Commands requirements for the development of a Packet Radio Network program. The results of the comparison are a recommendation that use of the NOS package be pursued because it can meet all twelve of the requirements and compiles with five of the Military Standard Protocols. 2 The design of a personal computer Packet Radio Network Simulator used to analyze the network performance of AFITPAC and NOS is proposed. The proposal concludes with a discussion of problems in development of the simulation which used MODSIM IITM, C, and a 8038625Mhz personal computer. Recommendations are made for pursuing the simulation effort on other hardware platforms and for improvements to the design.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE