Accession Number : ADA586204


Title :   Acquisition Management for System of Systems: Requirement Evolution and Acquisition Strategy Planning


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS


Personal Author(s) : DeLaurentis, Daniel ; Davendralingam, Navindran


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586204.pdf


Report Date : 29 Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : Our research is focused upon new methods to support decision making for the acquisition of system of systems (SoS). We have improved upon prior work by introducing both an extension to the previously developed Computational Exploratory Model (CEM) and a decision-analysis framework that addresses issues of identifying optimal collections of interconnected systems. An Agent-Based Model (ABM) approach extends prior CEM capabilities by enabling the development of a simulation to model interdependencies among constituent systems in a SoS. A robust investment portfolio framework complements the approach by providing a means to objectively balance expected performance, cost, and risks in identifying optimal collections of systems that constitute a SoS.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *DECISION MAKING , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS , *OPTIMIZATION , *SELECTION , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , COSTS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , IDENTIFICATION , INTERACTIONS , MARKOV PROCESSES , NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , NAVAL WARFARE , REQUIREMENTS , RISK ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE