Robust Network Design - Connectivity and Beyond
Final rept. 1 Apr 2009-31 May 2014
ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE
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One of the prevailing needs of the U.S. Air Force has been to utilize a heterogeneous set of physical links RF, OpticalLaser and SATCOM, for interconnecting a set of terrestrial, space and highly mobile airborne platforms satellites, aircrafts and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs to form an Airborne Network AN. Not only does this complex network involve a large set of heterogeneous resources, but also the operative environment of this network is highly dynamic. Thus, there has been a demand for new models to characterize, manage and quantify network performance under such diverse network operating conditions. The goal of this research project was to undertake an investigation into some of the fundamental issues underlying this operative environment that is essential for successful design, deployment and operation of such a complex network. In this respect, studies were conducted in the following four key interrelated topics i the design of mobility patterns of airborne platforms to provide stable operating conditions, ii the design of networks that enable graceful performance degradation, iii the information transfer capacity of a dynamic heterogeneous airborne network, and iv routing performance in diverse network conditions.
- Computer Systems
- Computer Systems Management and Standards
- Radio Communications