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Net-centric computing technologies for sensor-to-strike operations
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Paper Abstract

Netcentric thinking provides the ability of outside devices and systems to insinuate themselves into the operation of an embedded device. Netcentric systems are defined as a set of connected devices, embedded devices, information appliances, desktop computers and servers. In a sensor-to-strike scenario, the chain of events that connect the initiation of a control event to its result is not within a closed space. The chain may incorporate information gathering devices and weapons a thousand miles apart, or any of a myriad of devices in a more local confederated environment. System architectural approaches now need to consider determinism not only on the control side, but the communications side as well. This affects the design and use of computer hardware and software, and supporting tools. System designers can no longer work within the confines of closed systems. Systems cannot be constructed in a context where designers have relative control over all aspects of the design. This paper investigates two critical software technologies that address the open systems aspects of network centric systems. In particular, publish/subscribe mechanisms and service discovery mechanisms are investigated. Issues relating to determinism, reliability, predictability, security, and scalability are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5441, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems IV, (19 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.540800
Show Author Affiliations
Yves LaCerte, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)
Brent Rickenbach, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5441:
Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems IV
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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