Title

Applications of Scheduling Theory to Tactical Underwater Acoustic Simulations

Date of Award

1997

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Computing

First Advisor

James E. Miller

Advisor Department

Computing

Abstract

In this study underwater acoustics and the modeling of underwater acoustics are reviewed and tactical underwater acoustics modes are identified and characterized from a scheduling theory perspective. Based upon these characterizations, the scheduling of underwater acoustic models in a parallel virtual machine is investigated. Benchmark underwater acoustic model runs based upon idealized environmental conditions are reproduced in the parallel machine and compared to underwater acoustic model runs using actual environments. Based upon these experiments and the characteristics of the tactical underwater acoustics modes, optimal schedules are produced.