Accession Number : ADA337403

Title :   An Effectiveness Study for Prioritization Algorithms in a Communications Node Model for the Copernicus Tactical Data Information Exchange System (TADIXS)

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Halton, Christopher H.

PDF Url : ADA337403

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : The U.S. Navy has published its vision of the future in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I): Copernicus. Copernicus takes advantage of new technology and attempts to answer the demand for larger amounts of more timely information. Despite the advances in technology, new transmission methods and increased bandwidth, the U.S. Navy still does not have all the communications throughput that it desires. The author examines message prioritization algorithms as a way of making more efficient use of scarce communications resources. Through a simple communications node model and two algorithms, it is statistically proven that prioritization algorithms can improve the efficiency of a communication system.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *NAVAL TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM, ALGORITHMS, COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC, EFFICIENCY, THESES, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, MESSAGE PROCESSING, TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, NAVAL INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE