Optimizing bandwidth of tactical communications systems
Cox, Criston W.
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Current tactical networks are oversaturated, often slowing systems down to unusable speeds. Utilizing data collected from major exercises and Operation Iraqi Freedom II (OIF II), a typical model of existing tactical network performance is modeled and analyzed using NETWARS, a DISA sponsored communication systems modeling and simulation program. Optimization technologies are then introduced, such as network compression, caching, Quality of Service (QoS), and the Space Communication Protocol Standards Transport Protocol (SCPS-TP). The model is then altered to reflect an optimized system, and simulations are run for comparison. Data for the optimized model was obtained by testing commercial optimization products known as Protocol Enhancement Proxies ( Support Activity (MCTSSA) testing laboratory.