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A relational oriented approach to system of systems assessment of alternatives for data link interoperability

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posted on 04.09.2013 by Charles Dickerson
Relational Oriented Systems Engineering (ROSE) is applied to a large scale system of systems tactical data link interoperability problem. A model driven framework structure developed using the ROSE methodology is employed to prescribe a repeatable approach for determining viable candidate solutions that completes and makes rigorous a previous capability based exploratory analysis performed by the Office of the Chief Engineer of the U.S. Navy. This novel and efficient approach to a long standing problem concentrates on the relationships between models to provide a framework and factorization of a system of systems architecture for portfolio selection and evaluation. The approach is demonstrated in a simplified but end-to-end case study derived from the original data link interoperability analysis. The abstract approach employed can be applied to a much wider class of problems than data link interoperability.

Funding

This work was supported in part by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Citation

DICKERSON, C.E., 2013. A relational oriented approach to system of systems assessment of alternatives for data link interoperability. IEEE Systems Journal, 7, (4), pp.549-560.

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© IEEE

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2013

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ISSN

1932-8184

Language

en

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