Accession Number : ADA488903


Title :   Future Integrated Architecture (FIA): A Proposed Space Internetworking Architecture for Future Operations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Nelson, Jeffrey M.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA488903


Report Date : SEP 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : In order for the U.S. military to adjust to asymmetrical warfare and fight a Global War on Terror, military leaders have had to dramatically increase the quantity and quality of information flowing across the communications networks which has strained limited network resources. Yet, increased information requirements only begin to describe the current issue. An elusive enemy and multiple theatres of conflict have increased the operational distances between front-line units and command structures increasing the demand for satellite communications. However, deployed forces currently depend on multiple satellite systems which may not always support interoperability, connectivity, and net-centricity required for enemy engagement. This thesis begins with discussion of several current efforts attempting to address this issue as well as several enabling technologies and concepts. Key capabilities extracted from these efforts form the basis for the initial evaluation of the proposed architecture supported by the software modeling tool same here OpNet. For operational applicability, recent Marine Corps operations, concepts, and lessons learned provide basis for further evaluation. Findings support internetworking in space capabilities and a recommended modification of current architectural strategies and policies.


Descriptors :   *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS , STRATEGY , THESES , SOFTWARE TOOLS , SATELLITE NETWORKS , MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS , LESSONS LEARNED , QUALITY


Subject Categories : RADIO COMMUNICATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE