Accession Number : ADA138481

Title :   Protocol Standards and Implementation within the Digital Engineering Laboratory Computer Network (DELNET) Using the Universal Network Interface Device (UNID). Part 1.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Phister,P W , Jr

PDF Url : ADA138481

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 642

Abstract : Development of the Air Force Institute of Technology's Digital Engineering Laboratory Network (DELNET) was continued with the development of an initial draft of a protocol standard for all seven layers as specified by the International Standards Organization's (ISO) Reference Model for Open Systems Interconnections. This effort centered on the restructuring of the Network Layer to perform Datagram routing and to conform to the developed protocol standards and actual software module development of the upper four protocol layers residing within the DELNET Monitor (Zilog MCZ 1/25 Computer System). Within the guidelines of the ISO Reference Model the Transport Layer was developed utilizing the Internet Header Format (IHF) combined with the Transport Control Protocol (TCP) to create a 128-byte Datagram. Also a limited Application Layer was created to pass the Gettysburg Address through the DELNET. This study formulated a first draft for the DELNET Protocol Standard and designed, implemented, and tested the Network, Transport, and Application Layers to conform to these protocol standards. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer communications, *Communications networks, Networks, Configuration management, Air Force research, Data links, Circuit interconnections, Interfaces, Models, Layers, Computer programs, User manuals, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE