Executable Architecture of Net Enabled Operations: State Machine of Federated Nodes
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
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The Defence Research and Development Canada DRDC Centre for Operational Research and Analysis CORA is developing capability-engineering analysis tools to support the building, demonstration, and analysis of executable architectures. Our previous paper 7 described how to model workflows within an Operations Centre OPCEN employing a Net-Centric architecture. It used a State Machine SM to simulate how multiple jobs can proceed in parallel, and in contention within priorities, when operators use a Task, Post, Process, Use TPPU cycle to organize their work. This paper extends the OPCEN SM model to track the interaction of work between OPCENs. The State Machine of Federated Nodes SMOFN engine is organized around networked functional nodes within those OPCENs that produce and consume products held in a virtual Repository. The data-driven simulation uses files to build customized job workflows and configure any combination of nodes without affecting the operational logic.
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