Accession Number:

ADA276058

Title:

A Real-Time U.S. Army Tactical Telephone Network Management System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army is currently developing a network management system for theater-level communications called the Integrated System Control. One limitation of this system is the lack of a real-time telephone network monitoring capability. Without this capability, communication commanders will not have a rapid and efficient tool for identifying and diagnosing network outages. The current semi-manual network reporting procedures are slow and error prone. This approach implements a real-time software monitoring system which displays the telephone networks status to the operator. This system allows the operator to locate and diagnose network outages in real-time. The result is an Ada program which receives line-of-sight radio shelter status messages and displays their effects on the networks status. The telephone network is represented by a series of display panels. Each panel provides the user with a different level of network detail, i.e., the network level, nodal level, internodal level, or line-of-sight radio shelter component level. The networks objects line-of-sight radio shelters, circuit switches, telephone multiplexers, and radio and cable links are represented by individual display objects. A color scheme is used to indicate a display objects status. This program is tested by simulating status messages via randomly reading a file. Area common user system, Digital group multiplex, Integrated system control, Mobile subscriber equipment, Wide area network management.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE