Accession Number:

ADA305757

Title:

Identification and Evaluation of Monitoring Techniques for the Performance of a Communication Network.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the application of statistical process control methods to monitoring the performance of a communication network. The methods applied include four different types of control charts. The literature search uncovered only one previous study that used a control chart to monitor a communication network. Using a case study of a communication network, four important issues for proper control chart usage are emphasized. These issues are proper data collection rate due to autocorrelation, proper subgrouping of the data, ensuring that count data conforms to the assumptions of the binomial probability model before implementing p or np control charts, and viability of using subgroups of aftribute data as measurement data on an x-bar chart. The results indicate that control charts are indeed a viable method for monitoring a communication networks performance over time, especially when the available data on the network is limited.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE