Accession Number : ADA136783

Title :   A Plan for the Access and Utilization of the Defense Data Network by the United States Coast Guard.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Lane,E A

PDF Url : ADA136783

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : This thesis presents a proposal for the integration of United States Coast Guard computer networks with the Defense Data Network. The hardware and software functional requirements for the merger are based upon a thorough understanding of packet switching and the layering of communications protocols. Results indicate that it is possible to form a hierarchical networking architecture by joining Coast Guard local-area and regional networks with the long-haul services of the Defense Data Network. Thus, computer users at each Coast Guard command level will be able to invoke a variety of applications ranging from the handling of traditional military message traffic to the processing of sophisticated software packages. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer communications, *Coast Guard operations, Communications networks, Department of Defense, Integrated systems, Access, Computer programs, Specifications, Feasibility studies, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE