Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Douglas D. Hodson, PhD.
This research identifies and evaluates the impact of several architectural design choices in relation to airborne networking in contested environments related to autonomous topology control. Using simulation, we evaluate topology reconfiguration effectiveness using classical performance metrics for different point-to-point communication architectures. Our attention is focused on the design choices which have the greatest impact on reliability, scalability, and performance. In this work, we discuss the impact of several practical considerations of airborne networking in contested environments related to autonomous topology control modeling. Using simulation, we derive multiple classical performance metrics to evaluate topology reconfiguration effectiveness for different point-to-point communication architecture attributes for the purpose of qualifying protocol design elements.
DTIC Accession Number
Geise, Barry C., "Airborne Directional Networking: Topology Control Protocol Design" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 300.