Accession Number:

ADA576733

Title:

Mission Mapping

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-07

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Given a network, our problem is to identify all missions within the network. From this we can determine how many missions a node is involved as well as the size of those missions. The overarching purpose for this is to assess network vulnerability. If a node is destroyed it has the potential to derail all missions in which it is involved. Thus nodes involved in large missions or a large number of missions may be critical to protect. There are a few key assumptions about what characteristics a mission will exhibit within a network. Missions require communication. Even amongst background chatter or noise, missions should have higher density than an average set of nodes because of this required communication. Two nodes in a mission may not be required to directly communicate. However, we assume most will share some common neighbors, and hence the neighborhoods of nodes involved in a mission should overlap, revealing similar communication patterns.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE