Accession Number : ADA180500

Title :   An Integrated Approach to Air Force Interpremise Networking.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Billy G. , Jr

Report Date : APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The conventional Air Force interpremise communications approach involves dedicated, single media--voice or data--point-to-point communications links. However, the experiences of an increasing number of businesses point to a more efficient and effective approach for larger, heterogeneous networks like those in the AF. This approach, integrates different types of information into high capacity digital transmission lines and integrates automated network control. This study examines an integrated network architecture, shows how it would apply to one AF organization--Space Command. It concludes that integration could make AF networks more effective, responsive, coherent, and efficient.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *NETWORKS, AIR FORCE, HETEROGENEITY, AUTOMATION, CONTROL, ARCHITECTURE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMMERCE

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE