Network Topology in Command and Control: Organization, Operation, and Evolution
This chapter describes an approach to develop an improved metric for network effectiveness through the use of Cares' (2005) Information Age Combat Model (IACM) as a context for combat (or competition) between networked forces. The IACM highlights the inadequacy of commonly used quantifiable metrics with regards to comparing networks that differ only by the placement of a few links. An agent-based simulation is used to investigate the potential value of the Perron-Frobenius Eigenvalue (λPFE) as an indicator of network effectiveness. The results validate this assumption. Another measurement is proven to be equally important, namely the robustness of a configuration. Potential applications from the domain of ballistic missile defense are included to show operational relevance.
Original Publication Citation
Deller, S., Tolk, A., Rabadi, G., & Bowling, S. (2014). Improving C2 effectiveness based on robust connectivity. In T. J. Grant, R. H. P. Janssen, & H. Monsuur (Eds.), Network Topology in Command and Control: Organization, Operation, and Evolution (pp. 176-190). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.
0000-0002-4201-8757 (Tolk), 0000-0001-8145-313X (Rabadi)
Deller, S.; Tolk, A.; Rabadi, G.; and Bowling, S., "Improving C2 Effectiveness Based on Robust Connectivity" (2014). Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering Faculty Publications. 46.