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Methodology For The System Integration Of Adaptive Resilience In Armor

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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This dissertation introduces a novel augmentation to system-engineering methodology based on the integration of adaptive capacity, which produces enhanced resilience in technological systems that operate in complex operating environments. The implementation of this methodology enhances system resistance to top-level function failure or accelerates the systems functional recovery in the event of a top-level function failure due to functional requirement shift, evolutions or perturbations. Specifically, the dissertation defines and proposes a methodology to integrate adaptive resilience and demonstrates its implementation in a relevant armor system case study. The conceptual validity of the methodology is proven through a physical comparative test and evaluation of the system described in the case study. The research and resulting methodology supplements and enhances traditional system-engineering processes by offering systems designers the opportunity to integrate adaptive capacity into systems, enhancing their resilient resistance or recovery to top-level function failure in complex operating environments.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Armor

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