Modeling data encapsulation and a communication network for the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA.
Benson, Kirk C.
Parry, Samuel H.
Shaw, Charles H.
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The National Training Center (NTC) located at Fort Irwin, California provides the U.S. Army sole replication of a desert combat environment. The NTC provides U.S. Army brigade size heavy forces both realistic training scenarios and an accurate record of mission execution. The primary emphasis of this research is to develop the methodology for modeling both data encapsulation and transmission via a fiber optic cable for the NTC. To capitalize on technological advances, the NTC requires a relational database for data encapsulation. The database structure in this effort efficiently stores Range Data Management System (RDMS) and Observer/Controller (OC) data input. The NTC also requires a mathematical modeling (network) tool with the capability of flexible analysis of a modular fiber optic cable system. The NTC Route Optimizer program developed in this effort provides a tool for rapid manipulation of design factors with immediate graphical and numerical feedback. Additionally, the reader is given methods to design future upgrades to the database and change specifications of the fiber optic cable system. This allows the reader to manipulate technology for specific goals instead of receiving transparent improvements that are disconnected
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