Accession Number : ADP006326

Title :   Machine Intelligence for Survivable Communications Network Management,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Kowalchuk, Nick P.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The development of communications networking technologies that increase the survivability of services provided to military users has been an important goal in Air Force programs over the past several years. This enhanced survivability is a result of work that has focused on two areas: the development of more robust communication equipment, and the development of a management system that coordinates the use of that equipment. This paper will discuss the role of machine intelligence in the design of such a network management system. Emphasis will be placed on the intelligent network management decision making capabilities that are required in a military environment, and the design trade offs which must be made in developing a system that can optimize the system-wide use of resources without the need for human intervention. A current Air Force research effort titled 'The Integrated Communications Network Management System', or IMS, will be used as a case study for an overview of the critical issues that comprise this paper.

Descriptors :   AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, CASE STUDIES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, ENVIRONMENTS, HUMANS, INTERVENTION, MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, NETWORKS, SURVIVABILITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE