Accession Number:

ADA300221

Title:

Distributed Janus Including: System Administration Manual, Operator's Manual, User's Manual, Exportable Training Document.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1995-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

246.0

Abstract:

Distributed Janus is an adaptation of the Janus-Army training system that was designed to link geographically distant brigade and battalion battle staffs in a single coordinated command post exercise emphasizing battle staff synchronization. A brigade suite of equipment, distributed among brigade headquarters and the six subordinate battalions, comprises, at each site, one or two Hewlett-Packard 71550 workstations, one Silicon Graphics Indigo Extreme workstation, twenty Sun Classic workstations and a printer, all connected to an ethernet. The ethernets are connected to each other by ordinary telephone lines and modems. This configuration permits brigade- wide exercises, exercises at a single site, and exercises using a subset of sites. To permit these modes of operation, two classes of software have been written. The first--collectively referred to as agent, provides a user interface tailored to distributed Januss modes of operation and facilitates operation over local-area and wide-area networks. The second class of software constitutes changes to Janus itself. These changes emphasize combat service support so that the forward support battalion and engineer battalion staffs can be more effectively engaged during an exercise, if desired.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE