Distributed fault diagnostics for tactical networks

Andrzej Cichocki, Mariusz A. Fecko, Shubha Kadambe

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We present a design and an evaluation of a distributed fault diagnostic system (FDS) that copes with changing wireless network topology, complexity and size of fault propagation patterns, constrained bandwidth, and limited computing power of the mobile devices. The presented FDS consists of several components: run-time synthesis algorithm to generate network-wide fault dependency model (FPM), scalable Bayesian inference algorithms, and novel techniques for optimally distributing inference to ensure the scalability of our approach. We describe three algorithms for distributing inference, each of them using different technique for maximizing the fault-symptom locality: Fault-based Adaptive algorithm, Topology-based Adaptive algorithm, and Topology-based Probabilistic algorithm. We have evaluated the performance of the proposed approach in a simulated environment using abstract models of a real-life tactical network, and compared it to a centralized approach. We found that our techniques allows for a significant gain in the processing time (30 times improvement for the best performing technique), and exhibit only a minimal reduction (3% percentage points) in the accuracy of the fault diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 20103 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Conference2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


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