Accession Number : ADA313477

Title :   Network Simulation of Technical Architecture.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PREDICTION SYSTEMS INC SPRING LAKE NJ

Personal Author(s) : Cave, William C. ; Wassmer, Robert E. ; Irvine, Ken

PDF Url : ADA313477

Report Date : 15 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This report describes the SBIR Phase I design of an interactive graphics facility for network modeling to simulate battle command technical architectures to guide the definition, design, and development of Army battle command systems. This facility supports modeling of network architectures of interoperable telecommunications and information systems among different command levels and their user systems. It is based on technology currently used by the Army to model a wide array of systems, including various tactical radios and their environments, satellite systems, switched systems, including circuit, packet, and ATM, high capacity local area networks, PCS, and a broad range of voice and data subscribers. Models of various weapons and command and control systems also exist, including versions used in Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) experiments. Phase I explored and demonstrated significant upgrades to advanced run-time graphics that allow users to create and modiFY architectures and scenarios - while simulations are running - in real-time. The new technology facilitates the ease with which users can interactively manipulate and control complex hierarchies of organizations and equipment using iconic models, and watch responses to system dynamics under various stress conditions using a braod selection of graphical depictions and visual instrumentation.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, WEAPONS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MODELS, REAL TIME, DYNAMICS, ARRAYS, TIME, ARMY EQUIPMENT, RESPONSE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, USER NEEDS, INSTRUMENTATION, RADIO EQUIPMENT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, HIERARCHIES, BATTLES, SWITCHING, TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE