Accession Number : ADA305757

Title :   Identification and Evaluation of Monitoring Techniques for the Performance of a Communication Network.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Borgia, Maureen E.

PDF Url : ADA305757

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : This study investigates the application of statistical process control methods to monitoring the performance of a communication network. The methods applied include four different types of control charts. The literature search uncovered only one previous study that used a control chart to monitor a communication network. Using a case study of a communication network, four important issues for proper control chart usage are emphasized. These issues are: proper data collection rate due to autocorrelation, proper subgrouping of the data, ensuring that count data conforms to the assumptions of the binomial probability model before implementing p or np control charts, and viability of using subgroups of aftribute data as measurement data on an x-bar chart. The results indicate that control charts are indeed a viable method for monitoring a communication network's performance over time, especially when the available data on the network is limited.

Descriptors :   *MONITORING, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT), *STATISTICAL PROCESSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CONTROL, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, LITERATURE SURVEYS, PROBABILITY, COUNTING METHODS, AUTOCORRELATION, CASE STUDIES, DATA ACQUISITION, CHARTS, DATA RATE, BINOMIALS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Statistics and Probability
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE