Accession Number:

ADA586204

Title:

Acquisition Management for System of Systems: Requirement Evolution and Acquisition Strategy Planning

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Report Date:

2013-01-29

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Our research is focused upon new methods to support decision making for the acquisition of system of systems SoS. We have improved upon prior work by introducing both an extension to the previously developed Computational Exploratory Model CEM and a decision-analysis framework that addresses issues of identifying optimal collections of interconnected systems. An Agent-Based Model ABM approach extends prior CEM capabilities by enabling the development of a simulation to model interdependencies among constituent systems in a SoS. A robust investment portfolio framework complements the approach by providing a means to objectively balance expected performance, cost, and risks in identifying optimal collections of systems that constitute a SoS.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE