Accession Number:

ADA563286

Title:

Capability and Development Risk Management in System-of-Systems Architectures: A Portfolio Approach to Decision-Making

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Report Date:

2012-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

In a capability-centered acquisition paradigm, with many interacting and interdependent systems, new approaches are needed for addressing the architecting and acquisition of individual systems to achieve capability targets. Prior research work has explored the use of a Computational Exploratory Model CEM Mane DeLaurentis, 2011 and a Markov network model Mane, DeLaurentis, Frazho, 2011 to evaluate complex development networks of system-of-systems SoS architectures. The present paper complements this line of work with a portfolio management approach as a decision tool in the acquisition and integration of systems within an SoS context. The approach leverages potential SoS-level capability gains from the integration of individual systems against cost and developmental risks due to system interdependencies. An example application using the Littoral Combat Ship is provided to demonstrate the approach. Congruence of the method in relation to potential benefits of system vendor-level competition in light of open architecture OA considerations is also addressed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE