Determination of When Resilience Thresholds of Radio Frequency Sensor Systems Have Been Exceeded

Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Doctoral Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Engineering (D Eng)


Engineering Management


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Committee Director

Cesar Pinto

Committee Member

Patrick Hester

Committee Member

Holly Handley


This doctor of engineering project investigates the operational environmental factors that drive development of a persistent tracking system and when this operational environment has changed to such an extent that the current set of solutions is no longer able to adapt as built, but must undergo transformational change. The focus of this project is Radio Frequency (RF) sensors systems within Department of Defense (DoD) defense architectures. Approaches to developing solutions in this project include Think Act Observe (Systemic Thinking) and Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DoDAF).

Using these tools, a systemic understanding of the capabilities that persistent RF tracking systems bring to defense architectures and the operational environments is developed. This understanding is then leveraged to take a systemic approach to developing satisficing solutions to complex problems.



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