Accession Number : ADA590149


Title :   The Analysis of Information Exchange Capability for Battlefield Networks Using M&S Techniques of the NetSPIN


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT SEOUL (SOUTH KOREA)


Personal Author(s) : Shim, Sangheun ; Cheon, Jaeyoung ; Ahn, Myunggil


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA590149


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : To achieve information superiority in Network Centric Warfare (NCW), militaries must have the capability to exchange information with elements of a battlefield in a timely and correct manner. To assess this capability, we have developed NetSPIN, a tool used to evaluate the timeliness and correctness of information exchange within the battlefield network. In this paper, we first describe the modeling and simulation (M&S) techniques used by NetSPIN. Next, we analyze and evaluate the timeliness and correctness of messages for a specific operation: When the traffic of the South Korean tactical communications system, called SPIDER, is increased due to the introduction of two new systems -- an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a corps and a video conferencing system in a division. The information exchange capability of the existing communications network was evaluated after the introduction of the new systems. Specifically, we computed the end-to-end delay of operation messages and the throughput of links to assess the effects of the introduction of new systems on the existing battlefield network. By analyzing the effects of the new systems on the communications network beforehand using NetSPIN, we were able to forecast potential problems in advance. NetSPIN can be effectively used for analyzing the information exchange capability of the military and planning its communications network.


Descriptors :   *ACCURACY , *BATTLEFIELDS , *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *TEST AND EVALUATION , *TIMELINESS , COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC , CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS) , DELAY , DRONES , INTEROPERABILITY , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE , THROUGHPUT , WEAPON SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radio Communications
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE