Accession Number : ADA570837


Title :   Examination of a Capabilities-based Prioritization Scheme for Service-Oriented Architecture Afloat


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Horton, Matthew C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a570837.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 114


Abstract : The Navy has mandated that fielded computer systems be network-centric, service-based, and support open architectures. However, this competency is limited by network resources-namely radio frequency bandwidth-which the Navy has at its disposal. This forces decisions to be made in which some network applications take priority over others. We apply the Capabilities-based Competency Assessment process developed by Suttie and Potter to create a prioritization model for this problem of limited bandwidth. DoD Architectural Framework Version 1.5 products are used to construct an architectural description for a carrier strike-group underway, capturing each of the operational nodes working within an air detect-to-engage scenario. By linking the tasking assigned to each of these nodes and the services required for their completion, resources may be aligned to support warfare commander's intent and develop a prioritization which optimizes network performance for this tasking. Through network simulation, a comparison is made between the proposed prioritization scheme and traditional schemes. Results show our prioritization scheme consistently reduced latency and increased throughput for mission relevant applications. These improvements translate directly to more relevant information getting to decision makers at a quickened pace. Such information richness leads to information dominance, ultimately providing superior warfighting capability.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL ARCHITECTURE , *NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE , ALLOCATIONS , BANDWIDTH , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , COMBAT READINESS , DECISION MAKING , MILITARY COMMANDERS , RADIOFREQUENCY


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Naval Surface Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE