Accession Number:

ADA463891

Title:

Evaluation of Net-centric Command and Control via a Multi-resolution Modeling Evaluation Framework

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper with briefing charts

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Net-centric transformation and its associated practice of portfolio management require Department of Defense DOD managers to understand the effects various net-centric command and control C2 services have on operational outcomes. This paper discusses an approach developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory JHUAPL to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the technical, functional, and mission effectiveness of C2 processes and services in a complex, hybrid architectural environment. The complexity of that environment arises from the need for legacy C2 systems and newly-developed net-centric processes and services to interoperate in a common environment. The JHUAPL approach uses scenarios to bound the mission space to be evaluated and employs simulation techniques to represent and execute the scenarios with differing levels of fidelity. Simulation types include constructive, virtual, and live simulations. The technical evaluation results obtained from the simulations can be combined with estimated deployment, operations, and maintenance costs to facilitate a combined technicalcost comparison among service offerings from competing portfolios. Thus, this scenario- and simulation-based evaluation approach is expected to help DOD managers make better-informed, best-of-breed decisions regarding which net-centric C2 services should be deployed in an operational environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Recording and Playback Devices
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE