Accession Number:

ADA458720

Title:

Effectiveness Analysis of C3 Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A methodology for analyzing and assessing the effectiveness of command, control and communications C3 systems is developed. The analysis is carried out by characterizing separately both the system and the mission in terms of attributes. These attributes are determined as functions of primitives that describe the system, the mission, and the context within which both operate. Then the system capabilities and the mission requirements are compared in a common attribute space. This comparison leads to the evaluation of partial measures of effectiveness which are then combined to yield a global measure. The methodology is illustrated through the assessment of the effectiveness of a communications network operating in a hostile environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE