Accession Number:

ADA361393

Title:

Communications Assessment Model (CAM): Processes and Products Associated with Modeling, Simulation and Assessment for DoD Networks,

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1999-04-13

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The CAM process is a communications assessment and modeling tool that evaluates the impact of communications demands on current and evolving theater-level Defense Information InfrastructureDefense Information Systems Network DIIDISN communications networks and systems supporting the CINCs, Joint Staff, and OSD. The CAM process can identify critical communication nodes and links requiring performance improvement and can answer what-if questions in the event of node failures. It provides performance analyses on data, voice, and video communications network links during different stages of various scenarios ranging from Major Theater War MTW and Small Scale Contingency SSC to Non-combatant Evacuation Operations NEO. The CAM process is tailored to address specific assessment requirements for each network involved in a particular scenario with respect to its adequacy to support hostilities in a CINC area of responsibility AOR. The CAM process provides DOD warfighters and planners with knowledge regarding where additional attention is needed to resolve areas of communications deficiencies or imbalances. CAM has been used successfully to assess 1 the adequacy of DIIDISN networks in supporting CINC Operational Plans and Contingency Plans and 2 the impact of emerging technologies, such as the Enhanced Mobile Satellite System and the Global Broadcast Service, on the DIIDISN networks.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE