Research Summaries

Back XPLANE

Fiscal Year 2015
Division Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences
Department Computer Science
Investigator(s) Volpano, Dennis M.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary There are two major tasks planned. CY13 demonstrated the feasibility of running applications in the XPLANE through testing. However there's a major hurdle facing XPLANE adoption: it is user-unfriendly. The first task is to build a prototype user interface to the XPLANE. It will include a suite of XPLANE applications developed for the purpose of troubleshooting networks based on the experiences of a real
network operator who served in Afghanistan. Problems documented by other operators who rotated out of this position will be addressed by the applications.
The second task is to further the algorithm for packet injection and capture scheduling. Being able to remotely position a packet for injection into the network from the vantage point of a user who is having problems with some service is one of the primary benefits of the XPLANE in a tactical network. But this has proven to be a challenge when that packet must be injected just once and potentially captured at multiple interfaces along a path. This problem will be addressed as will be establishing the correctness of the algorithm.
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