Accession Number : ADA300221

Title :   Distributed Janus Including: System Administration Manual, Operator's Manual, User's Manual, Exportable Training Document.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Grotte, Jeffrey H. ; Christenson, W. M. ; Roberson, Merle L. ; Daley, M. K. ; Craig, Kenneth

PDF Url : ADA300221

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 246

Abstract : Distributed Janus is an adaptation of the Janus-Army training system that was designed to link geographically distant brigade and battalion battle staffs in a single coordinated command post exercise emphasizing battle staff synchronization. A brigade suite of equipment, distributed among brigade headquarters and the six subordinate battalions, comprises, at each site, one or two Hewlett-Packard 715/50 workstations, one Silicon Graphics Indigo Extreme workstation, twenty Sun Classic workstations and a printer, all connected to an ethernet. The ethernets are connected to each other by ordinary telephone lines and modems. This configuration permits brigade- wide exercises, exercises at a single site, and exercises using a subset of sites. To permit these modes of operation, two classes of software have been written. The first--collectively referred to as "agent," provides a user interface tailored to distributed Janus's modes of operation and facilitates operation over local-area and wide-area networks. The second class of software constitutes changes to Janus itself. These changes emphasize combat service support so that the forward support battalion and engineer battalion staffs can be more effectively engaged during an exercise, if desired.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *ARMY TRAINING, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, USER MANUALS, NATIONAL GUARD, FORWARD AREAS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMBAT SUPPORT, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, INTERFACES, SITES, INSTALLATION, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, USER NEEDS, WORK STATIONS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), MODEMS, BATTLES, TELEPHONE LINES, MILITARY ENGINEERS, PRINTING EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE