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21 March 1989 Heuristic Circuit-Allocation In A Tactical Net
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The circuits in a military command and control network are expected to operate continuously in spite of changes and damage, and must be restored in minutes should they fail. Using object-oriented design methods as a basis for development, this paper describes an approach to the decentralized allocation of circuits in such a network. Aided by local knowledged-based allocation-assistants that collectively guide a circuit-restoration message to its destination via available routes, a node-operator at the destination authorizes one of the proposed circuit routes for allocation of resources. In such a network, a common software-based assistant distributed to each node, can aid operators in the rapid reconstruction of a badly damaged network. This approach also provides a planning aide for tactical network designers, who can use this approach to model nodes, trunk-lines, channels and circuits. Distributed allocation allows network planners to forgo stored restoration plans as their principal means of maintaining service. In time of war, such plans cannot accommodate multiple outages or respond to rapidly changing needs. Node-operators, making use of knowledge-based allocation assistants, can make the necessary decisions.
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Glenn Richard Gier and Frank Markham Brown "Heuristic Circuit-Allocation In A Tactical Net", Proc. SPIE 1095, Applications of Artificial Intelligence VII, (21 March 1989);

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