11. Network Management Challenges in Tactical Networks

  1. George F. Elmasry

Published Online: 16 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118445983.ch11

Tactical Wireless Communications and Networks: Design Concepts and Challenges

Tactical Wireless Communications and Networks: Design Concepts and Challenges

How to Cite

Elmasry, G. F. (2012) Network Management Challenges in Tactical Networks, in Tactical Wireless Communications and Networks: Design Concepts and Challenges, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118445983.ch11

Author Information

  1. XPRT Solutions, Inc., A DSCI Company, NJ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119951766

Online ISBN: 9781118445983

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Keywords:

  • conflict resolution case;
  • gaming theory;
  • gateway nodes (GNs);
  • global information grid (GIG);
  • network management (NM) challenges;
  • policy based NM (PBNM);
  • tactical network

Summary

This chapter addresses some scenarios where unconventional network management (NM) techniques must be considered in order to meet the objectives of the joint mission. It reviews policy based NM (PBNM) and the use of gaming theory concepts in NM. Many industry standards support PBNM, which uses policy driven automation to manage complex enterprise and service provider networks. The chapter presents some of the urgent challenges facing NM interoperability across the global information grid (GIG). The NM architecture, across the tactical GIG, needs to play a role in providing the joint forces with proper interoperability. The chapter discusses an architectural approach that relies on gateway nodes (GNs) and abstraction techniques. It also presents a conflict resolution case, showing how different tactical network managers need to interface to each other with techniques that are not considered in commercial networks.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

internetworking; military communication; telecommunication network management