Accession Number : ADA311386

Title :   Networking Requirements Analysis for Engineering 2000.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Page, Christopher J. ; Reese, Jean D.

PDF Url : ADA311386

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 233

Abstract : The Cruise Weapons community wants to evaluate its baseline network and define the characteristics of its Engineering 2000 target network. In this thesis, we develop and execute a methodology for completing these actions. By following this methodology, we compare the community's current requirements with its current capabilities to produce our baseline evaluation. Then, we predict the future requirements and capabilities. From this, we produce our target definition. In our baseline evaluation, we find that the current network does not provide sufficient reach, range, responsiveness, user support, or workgroup support. In addition, we find that it is too complex to maintain or manage effectively. In our target definition, we determine that the future network should be a simple, centrally managed and maintained system that supports all users, including afloat customers and mobile employees. Furthermore, we determine that the network should handle simple messages, multi-version documents, and engineering drawings. In order to provide these capabilities, we recommend that the community streamline its applications suite, discard unnecessary computing assets, produce formal maintenance and management policies, and establish a network operations center. In addition, we recommend that the community implement peer-to-peer networking systems within workgroups, take advantage upgrading LAN technology at the local level, and continue working with DoD service providers for wide area communications.

Descriptors :   *REQUIREMENTS, *CRUISE MISSILES, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, TEST AND EVALUATION, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT, THESES, BASE LINES, MOBILE, USER NEEDS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, STREAMLINE SHAPE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE