Accession Number : ADA291813

Title :   Routing for Tactical and Strategic Communications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 91-30 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST

Personal Author(s) : Chlamtac, Imrich

PDF Url : ADA291813

Report Date : 30 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Emerging military communication systems are being developed to provide multimedia communication on the move. To this end it is critical that the network maintain a deterministic type of service across an interconnected mobile environment. In these environments the provision of highly available and reliable communication with a guaranteed Quality of Service must overcome the problems of interference and potentially frequent topology re- configuration. In this proposal we developed and validated a number of approaches that provide bonded delay and guaranteed delivery of data in rapidly moving mobile networks and lay the basis for future integration of additional services in the same network. Our solutiofls cover the access level and the network level protocols and support an easy integration with terrestrial networks by being in many ways consistent with the emerging ATM standard.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *ROUTING, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, DELIVERY, ENVIRONMENTS, MOTION, PROBLEM SOLVING, RELIABILITY, GUARANTEES, QUALITY, TOPOLOGY, MOBILE, INTERFERENCE, DELAY, ACCESS, MEDIA, EARTH(PLANET).

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE