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Using the dynamic focusing architecture for analysis of systems of systems
Author(s): Thomas C. Fall
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Paper Abstract

For the introduction of new systems, we only have a few paradigms to guide us. One that is currently popular now is the `Silicon Valley Startup' paradigm; where you get an idea for a product, get a few young people (paid with stock options) to put a version of its together and five months later, put it on the Internet. If it flies, you IPO and everyone gets rich. However enticing, this paradigm only works if this new system is pretty standalone; that is, its value is only in itself and not how it enhances the value of a system of interdependent systems. For instance, the latter would be the case if we were trying to analyze the benefits of a new type of weapons system. For this analysis we must look at the context presented to our system and how its response affects the context the other systems see. The issue is that these contexts have a very large amount of uncertainty. We will describe how the Dynamic Focusing Architecture can guide through the uncertainty to discover the underlying key issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4026, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science IV, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389378
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Thomas C. Fall, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4026:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science IV
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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