Distributed Real-Time Simulation Network Monitoring

Period of Performance: 12/10/2008 - 09/30/2009

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Data Research & Analysis Corp.
1555 King St. #300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Distributed live, virtual, and constructive simulations are used extensively in both military and commercial applications. These distributed simulation systems inherently rely on the proper performance of the underlying network infrastructure. In performing this research, we plan to extend standard network monitoring techniques to predict and measure the performance of real-time, distributed simulation network infrastructure. The ultimate goal of this research is to convert network performance observations into user and application relevant performance metrics that can be used to collaboratively predict, monitor, and diagnose network performance in geographically distributed, non-homogeneous networks. BENEFIT: Research will develop new technologies for performing network system performance prediction and monitoring via collaborative, multi-layered visualization techniques. First we investigate how to measure large-scale distributed networks using minimally intrusive methods and network resources. Second, we look at presenting the information about the network health in a usable, actionable manner to help manage the network infrastructure.