Accession Number : ADA607011


Title :   The J-Staff System, Network Synchronisation and Noise


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Kalloniatis, Alexander ; Zuparic, Mathew


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a607011.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : In [Kalloniatis 2008, 2012] one of us proposed a new mathematical model for networked Command and Control (C2) systems whose elements are engaged in iterative cycling through continuous Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loops [Boyd 1987]. This proposal draws upon the well-known Kuramoto model in the mathematical complex systems literature that displays the phenomenon of self-synchronisation . Given the significance of that term in the drive to network-enable military forces through this past decade, its application to Network Centric Warfare (NCW) seemed an obvious thing to undertake; curiously, such an application was missing in the C2 literature until recent years. As some C2 researchers have pointed out, including Boyd [1987], the adversary is often neglected when analysing a C2 system and this was the main motivation in [Kalloniatis 2008, 2012] in adapting the Kuramoto model to the case of two rival C2 systems, which has been termed the Boyd-Kuramoto Model . In this paper we use the Kuramoto model in a spirit closer to its recent use elsewhere in the C2 community [Dekker 2007, van der Wal 2010, Dekker 2011] for a single system engaged in some aspect of an internal process (choosing from options in Dekker and sensor fusion in van der Wal). Specifically, we shall give a proof of concept that the Kuramoto model can be applied to traditionally structured J-staff military headquarters to test whether the different time-frames of planners (J5) and operators (J3) challenge synchronisation within the many supporting branches, such as Personnel (J1), Intelligence (J2), Logistics (J4) and Communications (J6).


Descriptors :   *NETWORKS , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , LOGISTICS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE