Mission-Related Execution and Planning Through Quality of Service Methods
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Moving information across the distributed Global Information Grid is critical to Command and Control. Often, the flow of this information is challenged by other flows and dynamics common to military operations with tactical communications constraints. Quality of Service QoS is one of the available mechanisms to manage these resources and improve the state of these critical information flows. In order to manage the resources in concert, a framework is needed to bring mission emphasis and priority to the QoS deployment. Besides improving the performance of missions, emphasizing missions in QoS arrangements will enhance mission assurance since failure of a single mission will limit success of all missions which have dependence. This paper provides a brief review of QoS concepts. We emphasize the importance of decomposing missions and then allocating resources by mission area. We investigate methods for using mission and context to establish effective Service Level Agreements SLA leading to tailored QoS. The paper ends by demonstrating a mission-oriented QoS experiment.
- Operations Research
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems