Accession Number : ADA118397

Title :   C3I Data Base and Networking Analysis

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 1980-Nov 1981

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Bartee, Thomas C ; Buneman, Oscar P

PDF Url : ADA118397

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : DoD networks support a large number of geographically dispersed data bases maintained under heterogeneous software environments. There is an urgent need to provide uniform and simple user access to these data bases, especially for Command and Control systems. This report studies the problems of implementing a network query language and the design of good user interfaces, especially for structurally complex data bases such as the Electronic Warfare Information System (EWIS). Software standards for future data base development are also discussed, especially the problem of adapting Ada to interface to existing data base systems. Further development of data base interfaces is required, and it is suggested that a test-bed be set up to support a selection of C3I data bases and to support this development. The geographic configurations and survivability requirements of DoD networks leads to overall configuration needs that are different from commercial networks. An analysis shows that distributed switches are preferable to a few large switches for a defense data network. Protocols and frontends are also discussed and a need for immediate action in these areas is established.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *DATA BASES, *DATA MANAGEMENT, ACCESS, COMPUTERS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE