Accession Number : ADA618563
Title : Work Domain Analysis of Australia's Air Power System: Purpose-related Functions of Combat; Transport; and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Subsystems
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION FISHERMANS BEND (AUSTRALIA) JOINT AND OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DIV
Personal Author(s) : Brady, Ashleigh ; Naikar, Neelam
Report Date : Mar 2015
Pagination or Media Count : 105
Abstract : Work domain analysis, the first dimension of cognitive work analysis, provides a structured description of a system that is independent of particular actors and situations, giving it utility across a range of applications. Documented in this report is a work domain analysis of Australia's Air Power system, focusing on the purpose-related functions of three key subsystems within the model-combat; transport; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. This focus provides a preliminary understanding of some of the major functions of the system that must be supported to achieve the fundamental purposes of Air Power. The work domain model presented in this report has already demonstrated its usefulness through two significant applications. Firstly, the model contributed to the development of a narrative of the Royal Australian Air Force's doctrine and strategy, documented in the sixth edition of The Air Power Manual (AAP 1000-D). Additionally, the Air Power work domain model was utilised to assist with the formulation of the Royal Australian Air Force's forthcoming edition of The Future Air and Space Operating Concept. Further applications of this model could encompass organisational design, capability definition, and the generation of organisational narratives beyond doctrine and strategy.
Descriptors : *AIR POWER , AUSTRALIA , COGNITION , DOCTRINE , MILITARY STRATEGY
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE