Accession Number:

ADA383395

Title:

Impact of Including Realistic Combat Identification Requirements on a Large Scale Information System Architecture Versus the use of a Separate Combat Identification System Network

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

233.0

Abstract:

This thesis reports the findings of a simulation to determine the most effective solution between a dedicated Combat Identification CID situational awareness network vensus including CID information on a full functioning network. The architecture used to make this determination was based on the Navy and Marine Corps Extended Littoral Battlespace ELB Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration ACTD. This demonstration implemented a wide-area wireless battlenet using WaveLan and VRC 99A technologies. The simulation was accomplished with the use of a leading edge simulation tool, EXTEND, and the specifications inherent to wireless communications. EXTEND was used to replicate the protocols that are inherent within the WaveLAN and VRC-99A systems. A feasible sized architecture was modeled utilizing scaling techniques, which simulated the operation of a Marine Expeditionary Brigade MEB, covering a 2O0X2OO mile wireless tactical battlespace. A full functioning network was developed and then modified to include CID information requirements. A comparison of the data latency between the models was the determining factor. This thesis demonstrates that a ful functioning network is capable of handling CID information requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE