Accession Number:

ADA463892

Title:

A Systems Engineering Approach to Metrics Identification for Command and Control

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper no. 116

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Command and Control C2 is an important eliminate to military operations. This is a concept that has been around for a long time and is recognized for its importance on military effectiveness. However, identifying the scope of C2 and the effectiveness as a component of a system is difficult. Differing opinion exists as to what really contributes to C2 and how to measure C2 performance. There is a significant need as new C2 concepts and systems are being developed for a systems approach to define and measure C2. It is helpful to define C2 in the context of a system and develop an approach to Metrics identification for evaluating C2 performance and effectiveness. The metrics must be dynamic to account for the different goals of C2 systems. This paper provides a recommended approach to help solve this problem by viewing C2 as a component of a system. Metrics need to help identify effectiveness and performance measures to help indicate C2 performance. Metrics can be used to help identify system requirements and testing and evaluation for the effectiveness of the C2 approach.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE