Date of Award
Master of Science in Systems Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
John M. Colombi, PhD
Jorg D. Walter, PhD
Laura R. Suzuki, PhD
This research explores both the human and technical aspects of the network centric environment in the context of a major disaster or incident of national significance. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is viewed by the authors as a social network, and an organizational topology is developed to improve its effectiveness. A rapid Network Deployment Kit (RNDK) using commercial off the shelf (COTS) wireless networking technology is also proposed that facilitates immediate NIMS implementation. The integration of logical and technical analyses forms a comprehensive systems engineering proposal to facilitate collaboration in a net-centric environment. It is envisioned that the methodology used herein to derive and evaluate comprehensive networks proves extendable to other contexts thereby contributing to the netcentric body of knowledge.
DTIC Accession Number
Campbell, Joshua S.; Cooley, Stanley L.; Durkin, Matthew F.; and Maddocks, Brian K., "Investigating Hastily-Formed Collaborative Networks" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 3001.