Objectives and Capabilities of the System of Systems Survivability Simulation (S4)

Report No. ARL-TN-260
Authors: Raymond Bernstein Jr.; Richard Flores; Michael Starks
Date/Pages: July 2006; 30 pages
Abstract: This technical note documents the development of the System of Systems Survivability Simulation (S4) to date. The objective of S4 is to provide a survivability, lethality, and vulnerability (SLV) methodology that will support system-of-systems (SoS) analysis and the necessary transformation from a Forces-based, materiel-centric Cold War posture to a mission-centric, effects-based asymmetric warfare focus. S4 is focused on the collection of decision-making processes (DMPs) at all levels of the hierarchy and the time-varying interaction with information and knowledge that support the war-fighting capability.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 2006