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dc.contributor.advisorDuren, Russell W.
dc.contributor.authorHendricks, Shawn P.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T18:47:39Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T18:47:39Z
dc.date.issued2000-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7699
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractAvionics architectures are evolving from "Federated" systems consisting of highly specialized black boxes connected together via MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 data buses to "Integrated" and "Distributed" architectures. These new architectures contain high data-rate sensors, parallel processors, and shared memory with high levels of integration. These systems require a new interconnection system that overcomes the limitations of older standards. One such interconnection system is Fibre Channel. This thesis evaluates Fibre Channel as avionics interconnection standard. It begins by defining the requirements and measures of performance for an interconnection system suitable for the new avionics architectures. The requirements address technical performance, affordability, reliability, sustainability, and maintainability considerations. The Fibre Channel standards are then compared to the requirements for the avionics interconnection system. In order to perform a technical performance evaluation of a switched fabric avionics interconnection system, a computer simulation model was developed. The OPNET Modeler% tool from OPNET, Inc. was used to model the components of an advanced avionics system. The results of this simulation demonstrated that Fibre Channel meets all the performance requirements of an avionics interconnecten_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/explorationoffib00hend
dc.format.extentxvi, 176 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleExploration of Fibre Channel as an Avionics Interconnect for the 21st Century Military Aircraften_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMcEachen, John C.
dc.subject.authorFibre Channelen_US
dc.subject.authorinterconnecten_US
dc.subject.authoravionicsen_US
dc.subject.authorbandwidthen_US
dc.subject.authormodelingen_US
dc.subject.authorsimulationen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineeren_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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