Computing and Communications Infrastructure for Network-Centric Warfare: Exploiting COTS, Assuring Performance
HONEYWELL ASC LABS MINNEAPOLIS MN
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In network centric warfare NCW, the effectiveness of warfighters and their platforms is enhanced by rapid and effective information flow. This requires a robust and flexible computing and communications software infrastructure, and a degree of system integration beyond what has ever been achieved. The design of this infrastructure is a tremendous challenge for a number of reasons. We argue that an appropriately architected software infrastructure can employ COTS software to realize much of the required functionality, while having the necessary degree of performance assurance required for military missions. Perhaps the biggest challenge is system resource management allocation of computing and communications resources to COTS and custom software alike so that performance requirements can be met. We describe an approach to system resource management appropriate to the NCW environment.
- Information Science
- Operations Research
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems Management and Standards