Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Richard F. Deckro, PhD
This effort focuses on expanding the bottleneck links of an existing C4I network to meet projected demands. The minimum cost-maximum flow algorithm is used to identify bottlenecks. A decision analysis approach enables the mapping of performance objectives for a network expansion into measurable attributes within the structure of a value hierarchy. A multi-attribute value function combines these measures into an overall system effectiveness measure. This allows for an evaluation of the impact of potential upgrade components on the system. A knapsack model imposes budgetary constraints on the selection of components. This methodology allows for the design of an optimized system upgrade based on system effectiveness, while offering an indication of the 'value' of the increased information flow through the network.
DTIC Accession Number
Davis, Christine C., "A Methodology for Evaluating and Enhancing C4I Networks" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 5970.