The Impact of Network Performance on Warfighter Effectiveness
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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The objective of the research effort described in this report is to quantify the marginal impact of networking as part of an effort to evaluate the concept of network-centric operations NCO. Specifically, this report analyzes networking concepts and uses simulation results from agent-based combat models to quantify and assess the marginal benefit of networking concepts with respect to warfighter effectiveness at the tactical level. It will give the Army unique and relevant information to guide its transition to a new force makeup that will be knowledge-based and network-centric. We consider three sets of parameters of networking or network-centric operations as a means to investigate the impact of networking on warfighter effectiveness. We identify these components as follows Senseacquire data sensing capability. Disseminate and communicate data communication capability. Interpret, fuse, and react to the data cognitive capability.
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- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics