Accession Number:

ADA402951

Title:

Fundamentals of Distributed, Networked Military Forces and the Engineering of Distributed Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI

Report Date:

2002-05-09

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Defense community innovators have proposed concepts for using cutting-edge technologies to solve long-standing military challenges, including destruction of time-critical targets, theater-wide surveillance, power projection, and access to littorals. These concepts assume great benefits from networking that will enable military advantage via the use of distributed systems. However, the advantages of networking, as well as the implications of engineering distributed systems, have not been fully articulated. This report describes how distributed, networked forces provide advantage translates the advantage to engineering aspects of distributed system characteristics, functionality, and design goals and introduces a method for developing the engineering competencies required to design effective distributed, networked military forces and related systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Computer Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE