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dc.contributor.advisorBordetsky, Alex
dc.contributor.authorDeason, Russell C.
dc.dateSeptember 2004
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:30:44Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:30:44Z
dc.date.issued2004-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9950
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn today's Navy Medicine, an approach towards wireless networks is coming into view. The idea of developing and deploying workable Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) throughout Naval hospitals is but just a few years down the road. Currently Naval Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) are using wired Local Area Networks (LANs) throughout the infrastructure of each facility. Civilian hospitals and other medical treatment facilities have been experimenting with the concept of WLAN for the past few years. The concept is not new within the Department of Defense. The thought of utilizing wireless technology within a Naval MTF has been challenged by many different situations that have hindered its opportunity of arriving on the scene at an earlier time. The use of wireless technology within a Naval MTF is boundless at this time. With newer capabilities being developed every few months or so, the time grows closer when WLANs will be apart of normal day to day operations for medical staff, administrators, and executives within Navy Medicine. This thesis will take a look at the architecture of an 802.11x WLAN within a Naval MTF from a "macro" view. It will observe the requirements and needs assessment, along with the pros and cons of wireless that drive Navy Medicine towards the development and deployment of wireless 802.11x technologies. It will also review current technology, architecture, and policies that help in the decision making process. Last, this thesis will look at the cost benefits along with a developmental plan to help in determining if wireless is the way to go for a Naval Medicine.en_US
dc.format.extentxvi, 101 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshIEEE 802.11 (Standard)en_US
dc.titleWireless local network architecture for Naval medical treatment facilitiesen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCook, Glenn
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Sciences (IS)
dc.subject.authorWLANen_US
dc.subject.author802.11en_US
dc.subject.authorwirelessen_US
dc.subject.authorlocal area networks;en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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