University of Missouri
Resilient network design has become a prominent research topic in the wake of recent disasters in Japan and the United States. Often communications networks that are designed to be highly reliable have significant outages when rare but important events occur. Finding rare events is generally difficult because it may require an exhaustive search of the network state space. Mission critical systems have specific qualities that enable enumerating the network space for important events more efficient. In this paper, the authors use mission critical system qualities and requirements to create a tractable approach to evaluate a network for resiliency.