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Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications

Larry B. Rainey (Editor), Andreas Tolk (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-46031-3
640 pages
February 2015
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“...a much-needed handbook with contributions from well-chosen practitioners. A primary accomplishment is to provide guidance for those involved in modeling and simulation in support of Systems of Systems development, more particularly guidance that draws on well-conceived academic research to define concepts and terms, that identifies primary challenges for developers, and that suggests fruitful approaches grounded in theory and successful examples.”

                                                                                                 Paul Davis, The RAND Corporation

Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications
provides a comprehensive overview of the underlying theory, methods, and solutions in modeling and simulation support for system of systems engineering. Highlighting plentiful multidisciplinary applications of modeling and simulation, the book uniquely addresses the criteria and challenges found within the field.

Beginning with a foundation of concepts, terms, and categories, a theoretical and generalized approach to system of systems engineering is introduced, and real-world applications via case studies and examples are presented. A unified approach is maintained in an effort to understand the complexity of a single system as well as the context among other proximate systems. In addition, the book features:
  • Cutting edge coverage of modeling and simulation within the field of system of systems, including transportation, system health management, space mission analysis, systems engineering methodology, and energy
  • State-of-the-art advances within multiple domains to instantiate theoretic insights, applicable methods, and lessons learned from real-world applications of modeling and simulation
  • The challenges of system of systems engineering using a systematic and holistic approach
  • Key concepts, terms, and activities to provide a comprehensive, unified, and concise representation of the field
  • A collection of chapters written by over 40 recognized international experts from academia, government, and industry
  • A research agenda derived from the contribution of experts that guides scholars and researchers towards open questions
Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications is an ideal reference and resource for academics and practitioners in operations research, engineering, statistics, mathematics, modeling and simulation, and computer science. The book is also an excellent course book for graduate and PhD-level courses in modeling and simulation, engineering, and computer science.


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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

List of Contributors xiii

Notes on Contributors xvii

List of Acronyms xxxi

Part I Overview and Introduction

1. Overview and Introduction to Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications 3
Larry B. Rainey and Andreas Tolk

2. The Role of Modeling and Simulation in System of Systems Development 11
Mark W. Maier

Part II Theoretical and Methodological Considerations 3. Composability 45
Michael C. Jones

4. An Approach for System of Systems Tradespace Exploration 75
Adam M. Ross and Donna H. Rhodes

5. Data Policy Definition and Verification for System of Systems Governance 99
Daniele Gianni

6. System Health Management 131
Stephen B. Johnson

7. Model Methodology for a Department of Defense Architecture Design 145
R. William Maule

Part III Theoretical and Methodological Considerations with Applications and Lessons Learned

8. An Agent-Oriented Perspective on System of Systems for Multiple Domains 187
Agostino G. Bruzzone, Alfredo Garro, Francesco Longo, and Marina Massei

9. Building Analytical Support for Homeland Security 219
Sanjay Jain, Charles W. Hutchings, and Yung-Tsun Tina Lee

10. Air Transportation Systems 249
William Crossley and Daniel DeLaurentis

11. Systemigram Modeling for Contextualizing Complexity in System of Systems 273
Brian Sauser and John Boardman

12. Using Modeling and Simulation for System of Systems Engineering Applications in the European Space Agency 303
Joachim Fuchs and Niklas Lindman

13. System of Systems Modeling and Simulation for Microgrids Using DDDAMS 337
Aristotelis E. Thanos, DeLante E. Moore, Xiaoran Shi, and Nurcin Celik

14. Composition of Behavior Models for Systems Architecture 361
Clifford A. Whitcomb, Mikhail Auguston, and Kristin Giammarco

15. Joint Training 393
James Harrington, Laura Hinton, and Michael Wright

16. Human in the Loop in System of Systems (SoS) Modeling and Simulation: Applications to Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) Training 415
Saurabh Mittal, Margery J. Doyle, and Antoinette M. Portrey

17. On Analysis of Ballistic Missile Defense Architecture through Surrogate Modeling and Simulation 453
Tommer R. Ender, Philip D. West, William Dale Blair, and Paul A. Miceli

18. Medical Enhancements to Sustain Life during Extreme Trauma Care 479
L. Drew Pihera, Nathan L. Adams, Tommer R. Ender, and Matthew L. Paden

19. Utility: Problem-Focused, Effects-Based Analysis (aka Information Value Chain Analysis) 515
Thomas W. O’Brien and John F. Sarkesain

20. A Framework for Achieving Dynamic Cyber Effects through Distributed Cyber Command and Control/Battle Management (C2/BM) 531
John F. Sarkesain and Thomas W. O’Brien

21. System of Systems Security 565
Bharat B. Madan

Part IV Conclusions

22. Toward a Research Agenda for M&S Support of System of Systems Engineering 583
Andreas Tolk and Larry B. Rainey

Index 593

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Author Information

Larry B. Rainey, PhD, is Founder and Senior Partner at Integrity Systems and Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in modeling and simulation within missile defense and space operations domains. With more than 20 years of systems engineering experience, Dr. Rainey has also worked for the Missile Defense Agency and other U.S. Department of Defense organizations that address system of systems challenges.

Andreas Tolk, PhD, is Chief Scientist of SimIS Inc., which provides modeling and simulation services, enterprise architecture knowledge, and integration solutions to its customers. Dr. Tolk is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering of Old Dominion University as well as the author of Engineering Principles of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation, which is published by Wiley.
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