GRAPHIC DISPLAY FOR MULTIMEDIA NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$290,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9982
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Odyssey Research Associates In
301a Harris B Dates Dr, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Maureen Stillman
(607) 277-2020
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE INNOVATION DESCRIBED IN THIS PROPOSAL IS THE DESIGN OF GRAPHICAL DISPLAYS FOR MULTIMEDIA NETWORK MANAGEMENT TAILORED TO NAVY REQUIREMENTS. THESE DISPLAYS ARE DESIGNED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE NETWORK'S STATUS THAT THE NAVY NETWORK OPERATOR FORMULATES IN THE PROCESS OF MANAGING THE NETWORK. INCORPORATING HUMAN FACTORS PRINCIPLES AND A GOOD USER INTERFACE ARE KEY TO THE DESIGN OF GOOD GRAPHICS DISPLAYS. THE NETWORK OPERATOR WILL BE ABLE TO SELECT GLOBAL VIEWS OF THE NETWORK AS WELL AS EXAMINE LOCAL PARTS OF THE NETWORK IN DETAIL. THE GRAPHICS DISPLAYS DESIGNED IN THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL SHOW NETWORK GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, NETWORK CONNECTIVITY, NETWORK TRAFFIC PATTERNS, AND WILL HELP THE OPERATOR TO ISOLATE TROUBLE SPOTS WITHIN THE NETWORK, FOR EXAMPLE, NETWORK CONGESTION OR A FAILED COMMUNICATION LINK OR NETWORK COMPONENT. SPECIFIC NAVY REQUIREMENTS DISCUSSED IN DETAIL INCLUDE THE DISPLAY OF CONNECTIVITY AND GEORGRAPHIC LOCATION OF NETWORK COMPONENTS, TRAFFIC METRICS, AND RELIABILITY METRICS. ALSO INCLUDED IS A DISCUSSION OF HOW TO DISPLAY NETWORK HISTORY, WHICH GIVES THE OPERATOR A SENSE OF NETWORK PERFORMANCE OVER TIME. FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES, WE HAVE INCLUDED THE DESIGN OF NETWORK CONNECTIVITY AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION DISPLAY, AND A DISPLAY OF COMMUNICATION LINK THRUPUT.

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