Authors: Zhi-gang Tao; Ming-zhe Wang
Addresses: Department of Control Science and Engineering, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan City, Hubei, China. ' Department of Control Science and Engineering, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan City, Hubei, China
Abstract: Capability, which can be seen as an emergent property of a system of systems, is the ability to achieve a desired effect in a specific context. It can be depicted by one or more operational threads that compose a set of operational activities. Based on DoDAF V2.0, this article proposes a four-phased process of SoS capability architecture development mainly using the capability viewpoint to describe capability taxonomy and evolution, and the operational viewpoint to describe the tasks and activities. And a search and rescue system is provided as an example to illustrate the process.
Keywords: capability; system of systems; SoS; DoDAF V2.0; architecture.
International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2012 Vol.3 No.1, pp.47 - 59
Received: 01 Dec 2011
Accepted: 22 Jan 2012
Published online: 16 Aug 2014 *