Adaptation of ANSI Standards for Communications Testing in the Connectionless Environment

by Jerome Popp, Univ of Wyoming, United States,
Todd Peake, Univ of Wyoming, United States,
Blayne L. Hayes, Univ of Wyoming, United States,
Kynric Pell, Univ of Wyoming, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing


American National Standards (X 3.102 and X 3.141) establish a uniform means for specifying, assessing and comparing performance of data communications systems and services from the point of view of the data communications users. Twenty-one system independent performance parameters are defined, each of which characterizes one aspect of data communications system performance as perceived by an end user. The goal of the research described here is to defines these ANSI parameters in a particular connectionless environment typical of local area networks, with data rates on the order of 10 megabits per second. The University of Wyoming has developed specialized program code to conduct tests which generate performance data and to report network performance in accordance with the ANSI standards.

Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Communication systems | Parameters (statistics) | Information management | Computer networks | High-rise buildings | Field tests

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