A Unified command and control architecture for improved visualization and decision-making on surface combatants

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Authors
Jack, Richard
Waxler, John
LaBohne, Christopher
Bressler, William
Beyer, Lorie
Arrasmith, Raymond
Nathaniel, Faraz
Subjects
Command and Control (C2)
Unified Architecture
Sensemaking
Information Analysis
surface combatants
Advisors
Miller, Gregory A.
Montgomery, Paul
Date of Issue
2009-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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U.S. Navy organizations have implemented disparate Command and Control (C2) visualization methods for each surface combatant platform class. As a result, information uncertainty is introduced and the overall decision making process is impeded for the mission. A common architecture could resolve some of the aforementioned unsatisfactory aspects of the current situation and could also result in cost reductions. This report applied a disciplined systems engineering process to design a Command and Control Unified Architecture (C2UniArch) with focus on enhanced understanding and visualization of information. Functional analysis and modeling tools were used to validate and create estimations about performance for the As-Is systems as well as the alternatives that met feasibility constraints. An assessment was made on candidate architectures' performance and training benefits. The report was successful in demonstrating the benefits of a C2UniArch as quantified by the architecture analysis which met stakeholder and mission requirements.
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Thesis
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Systems Engineering (SE)
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NPS-SE-09-004
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