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Automated Digital Network System

Definition/Scope: The Automated Digital Network System (ADNS) is the backbone to JMCOMS. The ADNS utilizes off the shelf protocols, processors and routers to create a robust and flexible networking environment. Internet Protocols (IP), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and other products are being adopted or adapted from the commercial telecommunications world. It also Interfaces to all RF media from HF to EHF provides the total throughput and access needed. ADNS is composed of three functional elements: Integrated Network Management (INM), Routing and Switching (R&S), and Channel Access Protocols (CAP). The INM provides the flexibility to adapt communications to available assets and mission priorities. It uses COTS software and resides on TAC-4 workstations. The R&S subsystem provides the interface to users, and performs routing and switching of user data to available transmission circuits. The objective R&S subsystem includes a COTS IP router, a suite of common packet routing protocols and COTS Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) and ATM switches. CAP equipment manages data exchange over JMCOMS circuits and networks, monitors network quality of service, and reports loading and error conditions to the INM.



Broader Terms:

fleet satellite communications
Joint Maritime Communications System
US Navy

Narrower Terms:

digital communications
Local Area Network
Wide Area Network

Related Terms:

Defense Switched Network
Joint Capability for Airborne Networking

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