Accession Number:

AD1052644

Title:

Mission-Based Architecture For Swarm Composability

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jul 2014,30 Mar 2018

Corporate Author:

Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

299.0

Abstract:

This research introduces the Mission-based Architecture for Swarm Composability MASC and methodology. This dissertation applies a mission engineering approach with model-based systems engineering foundations to formalize a swarm architecture, which is an example of a complex adaptive system. This architectural framework and methodology extend current swarm system design methods, which are primarily bottom-up approaches focused on the behavior of individual agents. MASC introduces a top-down, hierarchical approach with an overarching mission decomposed into phases, tactics, plays, and algorithms. MASC is applied to three unmanned aerial vehicle swarm case studies and assessed for incorporating mission doctrine, enhancing architecture reusability, and improving user accessibility. The assessment of these three factors indicates that MASC improves the state-of-the art methods in complex adaptive system architecture design.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE