Extreme Simulation of C4ISR Communications and Networking
ULTRA CORP SYRACUSE NY
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The Internet is viewed by many to be the network of choice for worldwide communications. Indeed, as the Internet proliferates, one will have a global base from which to choose technologies and methods for building intra- and inter- network systems. This emerging information infrastructure comprises wire and wireless networks of vast complexity. A fundamental issue for military users, however, is how to describe the Internet so as to predict its behavior under various conflict scenarios. An unpredictable Internet would certainly contribute to the fog of uncertainty that inevitably accompanies command and control operations. In this paper we describe ongoing research that is focused upon modeling the Internet and simulating its behavior Extreme Simulation of C4ISR Communications and Networking project. Its objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a Global Network Simulator GNS for Air Force C4ISR operations, focusing on the Internet for Air Force Operations within the Global Grid. Our approach employs hierarchical modeling abstraction techniques using object-oriented design and implementation a new parallel, discrete event simulation framework for large, scalable simulations and a database schema to specify input and system constructs at runtime.
- Computer Systems
- Radio Communications
- Command, Control and Communications Systems