Accession Number : ADA618703


Title :   A Standard for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) Test Data Representation to Integrate with High-Performance Data Reduction


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Renard, Ken ; Panneton, Brian


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA618703


Report Date : Jun 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Data reduction for analysis of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) network tests can be complex in several aspects. Test design, instrumentation configuration, instrumentation properties, failure modes, and many other factors determine how test data is interpreted and used for data reduction and further analytics. The sheer volume of data is one aspect that can be addressed with High-Performance Computing (HPC) and managed by scaling the amount of processing resources available. The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) have developed a scalable data reduction software suite that has been successfully used for several C4 network test events. This development effort has resulted in a quick turn-around capability for reducing data suitable for analysis. During the development period, this data came from Capability Set (CS) and Instrument Calibration Events (ICE). Further operations and continued development used data sets from Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) events. This report describes one of the major challenges encountered during this development and how it was addressed so that future tests can be handled better.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , *COMPUTERS , *DATA REDUCTION , *HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING , ARMY RESEARCH , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , INSTRUMENTATION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE