Accession Number : ADA328300

Title :   A Methodology for Evaluating and Enhancing C4I Networks.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Christine C.

PDF Url : ADA328300

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 177

Abstract : This effort focuses on expanding the bottleneck links of an existing C4I network to meet projected demands. The minimum cost-maximum flow algorithm is used to identify bottlenecks. A decision analysis approach enables the mapping of performance objectives for a network expansion into measurable attributes within the structure of a value hierarchy. A multi-attribute value function combines these measures into an overall system effectiveness measure. This allows for an evaluation of the impact of potential upgrade components on the system. A knapsack model imposes budgetary constraints on the selection of components. This methodology allows for the design of an optimized system upgrade based on system effectiveness, while offering an indication of the 'value' of the increased information flow through the network.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, OPTIMIZATION, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, COMPUTERS, THESES, DECISION THEORY, NETWORK FLOWS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE