Accession Number : ADA544407


Title :   Scalable Adaptive Architectures for Maritime Operations Center Command and Control


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Jan 2008-30 Apr 2011


Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Wagenhals, Lee W ; Zaidi, Abbas K ; Levis, Alexander H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a544407.pdf


Report Date : 06 May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : The overall objective of the effort was to study and analyze the new concepts of the Navy Maritime Operations Center (MOC) focusing on the scalability aspects of the MOC concept and develop tools and techniques that could support the design and evaluation of augmentation strategies that will allow MOCs to change or adapt to new missions and new levels of command and control. Specifically, the effort focused on developing an understanding of the issues involved in determining the fundamental principles ad factors involved in changing the scale of a MOC through augmentation including information needed to design and analyze how to change a MOC's organization structures and underlying architecture as its mission changes. We accomplished both objectives through a set of six tasks. A suite of tools was upgraded and modified that can support the modeling and analysis of MOC scalability. Several workflows were developed that support the process of using the tools to enable the design of MOC augmentation strategies. Techniques for considering the impact of cyber contested environments and space limitations on command vessels were developed. The tools were integrated into a test bed called the C2 Wind Tunnel. Scenarios were created and evaluated using the tools to demonstrate the tools and workflows. A task was added later in the project to investigate the possibility of using earlier work on the validation and verification of rule bases in addressing the dynamically changing rules of engagement of a maritime force as it crosses different geographical areas. GMU developed an approach that uses a formal model checking methodology to detect redundant and inconsistent cases in a set of rules selected from across different Maritime Laws. The approach can provide considerable help to a Maritime Lawyer, i.e., a Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) in deciding the set of legal actions from the applicable rules after careful consideration of the cases identified by it.


Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , *SOFTWARE TOOLS , *DECISION AIDS , *CONTROL CENTERS , PETRI NETS , NAVAL PLANNING , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE , RULE BASED SYSTEMS , INFORMATION EXCHANGE


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE