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A computer network simulation tutorial for COMNET III

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Authors
Sullivan, Jeffrey Edward
Subjects
Network
Simulation
Modeling
Advisors
Sridhar, Suresh
Boger, Dan C.
Date of Issue
1996-06
Date
June 1996
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The military is heavily reliant on the transfer of information among various networks in its day-to-day operations. With fewer defense dollars available for the development of new systems, the use of commercial- off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware to build military information networks is becoming commonplace. The critical nature of much of this information requires that knowledge of the performance characteristics of the networks through which this information travels be known. These characteristics allow network managers and designers to plan for future growth of the network, analyze network reliability, and plan for the construction of new networks. One method to determine the performance characteristics of a network is through the use of modeling and simulation. COMNET III release 1., 1n is a COTS network simulation application which may be used to model and simulate both local and wide area networks. This thesis provides a tutorial to explain the theory used in the application for the modeling and simulation of networks. Each chapter presents the theory of several objects which may be used in the application, states a network problem which is to be analyzed, provides step- by-step instructions to build a model to analyze the network problem, and presents the results of the network simulation.
Type
Thesis
Description
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Department
Command, Control and Communications Academic Group
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
198 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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