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Title: Capability and Development Time Trade-off Analysis in Systems-of-Systems
Authors: Muharrem Mane
Daniel DeLaurentis
Keywords: Capability-Based Acquisition
System of Systems
ABL System
Computational Exploratory Model
Development Risk
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2011
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Systems-of-Systems
Abstract: Capability-based acquisition has led to the simultaneous development of systems that must eventually interact within a system-of-systems (or major sub-systems that must integrate on a single platform). The necessary interdependencies between systems also generate complexity and can increase development risk. Trades between capability and risk are essential during analysis of alternatives in pre-acquisition phases. For example, while legacy assets can potentially provide a certain level of capability with relatively low risk, their eventual capability may be restricted because of some specific characteristic or inherent rigidity. These features create a trade-off space between development risk and capability potential of a system. Existing tools for such trades can be cumbersome and non-intuitive when complexity is high. The authors prior work has developed a Computational Exploratory Model to simulate the development process dynamics for these complex networks of systems intended for a system-of-systems capability. The progress documented in this paper couples the computational model with a capability module applied to the Airborne Laser (ABL) system and presents an exemplary analysis of alternatives by comparing expected development time and capability level under certain probabilities of disruption.
Description: Acquisition Management / Grant-funded Research
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