Accession Number : AD0502370

Title :   MALLARD System Study. Cost and Effectiveness Models and Subsystems. Volume II.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-EAST WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Stein,S.

Report Date : 20 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 383

Abstract : The Availability model developed for use on Project MALLARD has been designed to obtain values for the availability of communications channels; these values can be used to evaluate the relative effects of design choices within typical nodes and links, or can be used as inputs to either analytic or simulation network performance models. A summary of the availability model characteristics and assumptions is given. The model is implemented through the Node Operation Simulator (NOS), an events oriented, list processing digital computer program that makes use of Monte Carlo techniques.

Descriptors :   (*COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, TACTICAL WARFARE), (*COST EFFECTIVENESS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS), SAMPLING, MODELS(SIMULATIONS), COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, COMMUNICATIONS CENTRAL, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, TRAFFIC, SIMULATION, MONTE CARLO METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ARMY, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), MOBILITY, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING(U) VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE