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A framework for assessing and predicting network loads and performance for network-centric operations and warfare
Author(s): Eunice E. Santos
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Paper Abstract

Being able to accurately analyze and predict performance of networks in Network-Centric Operations and Warfare is critical towards realistic utility of resources. In this paper, we introduce a theoretical framework to address such issues. The framework is decomposable and component-based with plug-and-play functionality. One focal point for the framework is the assessment and prediction of the effectiveness of networks, as well as, network performance and network loads in NCO/NCW. Also, the framework allows for varying levels of specificity in order to provide important analyses including pinpointing bottlenecks, and providing potential corrections. Furthermore, the framework will allow modeling at different and multiple scales, and allow for decoupling of networks and sub-networks in order to understand and predict performance issues and propagation effects of sub-networks within the NCO/NCW environment. This leads to a much better understanding of and capability to determine and restructure NCO/NCW infrastructures for overall performance, efficiency and efficacy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6578, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2007, 65780T (1 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722664
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Eunice E. Santos, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6578:
Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2007
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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