Accession Number : ADA458278
Title : The Impact of Network Performance on Warfighter Effectiveness
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Porche, III, Isaac R ; Wilson, Bradley
Report Date : Jan 2006
Pagination or Media Count : 65
Abstract : The objective of the research effort described in this report is to quantify the marginal impact of networking as part of an effort to evaluate the concept of network-centric operations (NCO). Specifically, this report analyzes networking concepts and uses simulation results from agent-based combat models to quantify and assess the marginal benefit of networking concepts with respect to warfighter effectiveness at the tactical level. It will give the Army unique and relevant information to guide its transition to a new force makeup that will be knowledge-based and network-centric. We consider three sets of parameters of networking (or network-centric operations) as a means to investigate the impact of networking on warfighter effectiveness. We identify these components as follows: * Sense/acquire data (sensing capability). * Disseminate and communicate data (communication capability). * Interpret, fuse, and react to the data (cognitive capability).
Descriptors : *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , IMPACT , COMBAT SIMULATION , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE