Functional Gap Analysis of the Maritime Operations Centers
Final rept. Apr-Dec 2009
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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The Maritime Operations Centers MOCs are an integral part of the Navys Maritime Headquarters MHQ concept for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance C4ISR structure. The purpose of this study was to determine if the mission of the MOC could be accomplished with the existing C4I systems assigned. By tracing functions to systems, gaps were identified which created a foundation to investigate whether systems currently in development were available to meet these gaps. In some cases, candidate C4I systems were proposed to fill gaps. System functionality overlap was also noted. As a by-product of our research into the MOC concept and analysis of its required functions and candidate component systems, we have proposed a methodology for future work in the design of the MOC architecture. Through the use of requirements analysis tools, we have been able to structure the requirements, functions and proposed systems of the MOC architecture in a way that automates the tasks of functional analysis and system architecture design. Future work on the MOC requirements and architectures should utilize these or similar automation.
- Operations Research
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems