Decision Support System (DSS) by c4ai9wy


									              Decision Support System (DSS)
                                    BRIEF TO:

                           XMSF Conference
                           Naval Postgraduate School
                                  Monterey, CA

                                August 3, 2003

Rebecca Morgan             Don Adams
AIR 4.0X Program Manager   Illgen Simulation Technologies
(301) 342-0108             (805) 692-2333 ext. 229

    • The Challenge

    • What’s Needed?

    • Approach

    • Decision Support System

    • Relation to XMSF

                                       The Dilemma
                                                              • How to ID the right causal
    What's the real                                             relationships
     capability? MoPE                                         • How to relate / role up the
                                                                measurements and effects
                                                              • How (and where) to make
    What's the warfighting effect here?                         the trades
                             MoOE                            MoOP

    ... of investing/improving here?                                        Where's the
                                                                            greater payoff
                                                                            here ... or here?
                      MoTE                                          MoTP
    When is it no
    longer cost
    effective to                       UNITS, PLATFORMS
               MoPE                                                        MoPP
    improve this?

                                       SYSTEMS, SUBSYSTEMS

         MoSE                                                                     MoSP


    • End-to-End Metrics Linkage
     Analytical Traceability of Metrics Framework

    • Naval Force Enterprise Cost-of-Capability
     Cost for “Pound” of Capability

    • Optimization of Capability-to-Cost Ratio
      Achieving More with Less

    • Analysis of Investment Alternatives
     Analyses within Warfare–System–Technology-Business Tradespace

    • Analytically Supportable POM Recommendations
     Cost-of-Capability, Integrated Program-Order-of-Buy

                                     What’s Needed?
    • Analytically-based Decision Support Capability

    • Cost-of-Capability Assessment Process

    • Interoperable Collaborative Environment for
      Internal NAVAIR and External Stakeholders

    –Core capability based on Industry Best Practice, Proven DOD Programs
    –Ops/Warfare Analysis tools focused on NCW applications
    –Cost Analysis tools focused on business case development
    –T&E assets provide dynamic trade space for mix of conceptual and actual systems
    –Aligns current and planned activities for N70, CHENG, JTF/ JFCOM
    –Leads integration of NAVAIR infrastructure for implementation
    –Provides integrated, cross-competency analytical service for NAVAIR programs
    –Ensures consistent implementation, essential to capability maturity and NCW product quality


              Blueprinting the Naval Force Capability
          Model-Based, Architecture-Centered Method

    –Complementary suite of systems engineering, architecture and management
    tools provide authoritative information & analytical rigor
    –Presentation of engineering source information across the infrastructure, from
    warfare analysis to ACETEF
    –Multiple security level, assured collaborative environment serves as an
    extension of TEAM infrastructure for use by external organizations
    –Blue & Red (supporting context) cell capabilities modeled for requirements,
    performance, cost and risk
    –Development aligned towards Tradespace for “cost of capability” assessments

                                                                       Decision Support System
                                                                             Core Functional Components
                                                                                                          Interface Architecture               Battle Space Assessment
       Security Architecture                                            TS                                                                            Management
                                                              S/S                                        Internal & External Connectivity
             Multi-Level Secure                                                                                Multi-Level Secure                 Analysis of Combat Effects
    Vertically & Horizontally Integrated                         S      U
                                                                                                                                              Product Definition & Process Control
                                                                                                                                                  Information Management &
                                                                                    Analytical Information                                             Decision Support
    Decision                                                                                                                                       Systems Engineering,
                                                                                                                                                      Architecture &
    Support                                                                                                                                        Analysis Environment
                                                                                                                                              Operational & System Architectures
     System                                                                                                                                        Capability Assessment

                                                                                                                                              Virtual Warfare Environment
                                                                                                                                                         Live Experiment
                                                                                                                                                      Playback & Extension
                                                                                                                                              Simulation Service Agents
                                                                                                                                                     Model Integration &
        Simulation Environment                                                                                                                           Services
        Live, Virtual, Constructive

        Stimulation Environment
        HWIL, SWIL, MITL

        Computational Environment                                                                                     Integrated Infrastructure:
        Processing & Memory Performance
                                                                                                                      - Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN)
        Communications Environment
        Networking, Live Comms, Data Linking, Multimedia                                                              - Secure Defense Research and Engineering Network (SDREN)
        Analytical Environment                                                                                        - SIPRNet
        Data Analysis, Real-Time Displays, Reduction                                                                  - NMCI
        Fleet Integration Environment                                                                                 - Industry Decision Support Centers
        System Integration, Validation & Certification

                        DSS in Relation to XMSF
    • UML
      – Operational Architecture: An overarching picture of mission functions and information
        exchanges required for the decision making process.
      – Visualization: Allows the decision maker to visualize how the organization operates and how
        required tasks are performed. Provides engineers with information to define system(s) to be
        developed without technical restrictions
    • XML, XML Schema and XSLT
      – M&S Messaging and Interfaces: All messaging between M&S is XML. Interfaces of M&S are
        described with XML Schema. Translations between M&S accomplished with XSLT

    • Web Technologies
      – Web Services paradigm: HTTP, RMI/IIOP, Client GUI downloaded from Browser as are other
        tools and Platform independent with distributed M&S. Makes wide use of Open source
        packages as well as standard network protocols.

    • Scalability
      – Peer to Peer: Employs a modified peer to peer paradigm (similar to Napster)

    • Discovery, Composition and Reuse
      – M&S Agents and Proxies: M&S agents/proxies are generically prepared to encourage reuse.
        Client GUI allows for M&S resource discovery and composition.

    FY-03 Demonstration OV-2



                                 UML in the DSS
     • SI International
       – SI International is assisting NAVAIR 4.0X with the Decision Support System (DSS)
         Enterprise using object-oriented, Unified Modeling Language business modeling
         techniques compliant with DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) operational
         views. Referred as operational architecture (OA) by the DoDAF, the OA facilitates
         the development of integrated capability. The OA is an overarching picture of the
         mission functions and the information exchanges required for mission
         accomplishment. The OA is meant to be a living concept, which allows for new
         missions, new functions, new technology and new alliances. It is conceived as a
         "plug-and-play" configuration where new mission functionalities are added to the
         existing system and seamlessly integrated into the operator's activities and tasks.
       – One of the primary features and benefits of this "plug-and-play" configuration
         design is its interface with the user. It allows the DSS decision-maker to visualize,
         in pictures and words, how the organization operates and how all the required
         tasks are performed. Another purpose of the OA is to provide the DSS systems
         engineer with the information needed to define the system(s) to be developed
         without placing any technological restrictions on the system's design. The OA
         standards outlined in the DSS Enterprise Model ensure the development of
         common communication, data standards, and algorithms throughout the DSS
         mission areas.
       – The OA provides different ways to examine the business of any organization. For
         example, they examine business processes for reengineering activities or for
         providing new technology and training. OAs reflect doctrinal and policy
         implications. They assist in the definition of the physical and system requirements
         that allow the operator to accomplish any mission in an effective and efficient


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