Structured, Graphical Analysis of C2 Teams and their Technologies
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
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This article describes a structured, graphical approach to analyzing C2 teams and their technologies. The analysis can detect qualitative changes in processes and roles, and quantitative changes to system capacity, as afforded by workflow design and technology injection. The key idea is to encapsulate theories of situation awareness, agility and adaptivity into graphical building blocks, and define rules for assembling the blocks. The resultant charts allow human-machine systems to be studied with the same clarity that an electronic engineer gains from a circuit schematic. The approach can be applied to both existing and proposed systems, as illustrated in case studies from engineering Australian Defence Force airland- sea teams under Network-Centric Warfare.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems