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Resource brokering service: timely and efficient information resource allocation
Author(s): Daniel J. Van Hook; Magnus Ljungberg; Robert Shaw; Mark Ford; Ethan Aubin; Eric Konieczny; Daniel H. Lee; Samuel T. Brown
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Paper Abstract

We address supporting unanticipated users and uses of limited information resources (sensors, databases, weapons - any resource intrinsically tied to digital information) in a timely and efficient fashion. Platform-centric systems often preclude users and uses not identified when the system was developed and deployed. Net-centric approaches, however, can address these problems by allowing services and information to be discovered and accessed at run-time. We have developed a resource brokering service that uses net-centric principles and semantic metadata to enable multi-domain information and resource sharing and support for unanticipated users and uses. The resource brokering service uses federated brokering agents and a modular software component framework for dynamically composing and tasking heterogeneous resources including sensors, data feeds, processors, archived data, networks, and even analysts into resilient, mission-oriented workflows. The resource brokering service is applicable to multiple sense-decide-act military domains including missile defense, space situation awareness, ISR, border protection, and cyber defense. In this paper we present a concept and architecture for resource brokering and describe current applications. Our architecture is aligned with the U.S. DoD's NCES (Net-Centric Enterprise Services).

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7707, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2010, 77070K (28 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850588
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel J. Van Hook, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Magnus Ljungberg, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Robert Shaw, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Mark Ford, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Ethan Aubin, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Eric Konieczny, Booz Allen Hamilton (United States)
Daniel H. Lee, Booz Allen Hamilton (United States)
Samuel T. Brown, Booz Allen Hamilton (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7707:
Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2010
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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