Accession Number : ADA190762

Title :   Design Requirements for a Decision Support System for the Dynamic Retasking of Electronic Combat Assets.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Fletcher, Charles D

PDF Url : ADA190762

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 223

Abstract : The air commander's ability to shape and control the battle is just as critical for victory in the air as it is on the ground. The inability of the commander to control his forces in a timely manner will see them defeated by a more flexible opponent. Decision support systems (DSS) are a tool which can aid the commander by giving the overwhelming masses of information a structure for the decision process at hand and by aiding the evaluation of this information. The problem of being inundated by data also applies to electronic combat (EC) assets. The commander's control of a these scarce resources requires a complex assessment of an enemy's air defense system and the determination of how to employ EC assets to gain the best degradation/destruction of those defenses. To develop a DSS to aid the commander, the functions and requirements of the system must be established. The purpose of this thesis was to investigate the use of the storyboarding process as a vehicle for the establishment of systems requirements. The DSS focused on for this study was an aid to the Electronic Combat Coordination Officer (ECCO) for the dynamic retasking of airborne EC assets. The adaptive design process was used, therefore only a small core was initially proposed. The remainder of the system would follow as further requirements were generated. Keywords: Theses; Decision theory adaptive control systems; Command and control systems; Systems analysis.

Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DECISION MAKING, *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, AIR DEFENSE, CONTROL, CORES, DEGRADATION, DESTRUCTION, FLOODING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, REQUIREMENTS, THESES

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Countermeasures
      Administration and Management
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE