Accession Number : ADA135704

Title :   Interactive Communication Systems Simulation Model (ICSSM) Extension.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan 81-Jul 82,


Personal Author(s) : Gerry,I ; Mammone,M ; Wade,W D

PDF Url : ADA135704

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 173

Abstract : The Interactive Communication System Simulation Model (ICSSM), developed for the Rome Air Development Center, is capable of simulating a point-to-point communication system including its functional elements, components, propagation effects, and transmission media. The ICSSM is a flexible, expandable, sophisticated and easy-to-use computerized means to develop or configure communication system specific simulation models; specify and validate system requirements; evaluate new techniques and assess the performance of existing and proposed conventional and ECCM communications systems and equipment. The ICSSM's preconfigured programming structure frees the analyst from the burden of constructing a special simulation framework for each model effort, thus permitting him to concentrate on the model formulation itself. Further, the analyst may benefit from the legacy of previous modeling via the ICSSM library of communication model elements which are supported by computerized tutorials and guides. The development of the initial ICSSM concentrated on efficient system structure, a generalized simulation capability and on making the system easy to use. The ICSSM increases in utility with continued use as additional modeling elements are incorporated into the expandable library. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Communications networks, *Computerized simulation, *Communication equipment, *Electronic counter countermeasures, Computer programming, Monte Carlo method, Military requirements, Operational effectiveness, Tactical communications, Systems analysis, Flow charting, Propagation, Structures, Formulations, Media, Simulation, Validation, Models, Interactions, Transmittance

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE