Accession Number : ADA321600

Title :   Automated Integrated Communications Systems (AICS) Integrated Network Manager Prototype Documentation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 95-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Jacobs, E. W. ; Inchiosa, M. E. ; Gutman, L. M. ; Barber, C. T.

PDF Url : ADA321600

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This report documents the Integrated Network Manager (INM) prototype development and integration effort, undertaken as part of the FY 96 Automated Integrated Communications Systems (AICS) program. The AICS architecture describes a hierarchy of INMs, where local operations centers (LOCs), the INMs at the lowest level of the hierarchy, are responsible for the communications/network assets under their purview. The AICS architecture is primarily targeted for an environment where INMs are commonly separated from other INMs by RF links. The INM prototype work centered on development of the AICS Management Application (AMA). The ultimate vision for AICS is a highly automated network management system where its functions are implemented using standards-based management protocols, and where many operations are carried out in a virtually unattended mode. The prototype INM provides a working example demonstrating aspects of this ultimate vision, and provides a starting point for development of a network management system that can evolve with new technology.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PROTOTYPES, SUPERVISORS, VISION, HIERARCHIES.

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Non-radio Communications
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE