Accession Number:

ADA440085

Title:

Integrated, Distributed Fault Management for Communication Networks

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This report describes an integrated, distributed fault management IDFM system for communication networks. The architecture is based on a distributed intelligent agent paradigm, with probabilistic networks as the framework for knowledge representation and evidence inferencing. A static strategy for generating the suggestive test sequence is proposed, based on which a heuristic dynamic strategy is initiated. Another dynamic strategy, formulated as a Markov decision problem, is also provided. To solve this problem, reinforcement learning techniques are investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE