An Advanced Computational Approach To Sos Analysis And Architecting Using Agent-Based Behavioral Modeling


Principal Investigator:  Dr. Cihan Dagli, Missouri University of Science and Technology (dagli@mst.edu)

Timeframe:  Phase I: September 2011 to September 2012; Phase II: October 2012 to October 2013

Category: Enterprises as Systems and Systems of Systems


Description

Objectives:

  • To develop a proof of concept agent based model tool suite for SoS systems simulation for architecture selection and evolution
  • To model the SoS architecture evolution based on the Wave Process Model.

Approach: Agent-based modeling methodology is used to abstract behavioral aspects of the acquisition process. In this project, it is assumed that the Systems are the agents. The System Agents embody themselves and the people (individual stakeholders) responsible for them. The wave model applies to an acknowledged SoS, thus there is a specific agent responsible for the SoS, and that agent influences the other System Agents.

Application: Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) acquisition is selected as the application domain to develop a model of the SoS acquisition based on the generic wave model

Publications

Publications:

Acheson, P., Dagli, C. “Model Based Systems Engineering for System of Systems Using Agent-Based Modeling”, Proceedings from the 11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), March 19-22, 2013, Atlanta, GA
Pape, L., Giammarco, K., Ergin, N., Colombi, J., Dagli, C., Rebovich, G., “A Fuzzy Evaluation Method for System of Systems Meta-Architectures”, Proceedings from the 11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), March 19-22, 2013, Atlanta, GA
Agarwal, S., Dagli, C. “Augmented Cognition in Human-System Interaction Through Coupled Action of Body Sensor Network and Agent Based Modeling”, Proceedings from the 11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), March 19-22, 2013, Atlanta, GA
Wang, R., Dagli, C. “Developing a holistic modeling approach for search-based system architecting”, Proceedings from the 11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), March 19-22, 2013, Atlanta, GA
Acheson, P., Dagli, C., Kilicay, N., Dahmann, J., Colombi, J. “Understanding System of Systems Development Using an Agent-Based Wave Model”, Proceedings from Complex Adaptive Systems Conference on Complex Adaptive Systems, Nov. 14-16, 2012.
Kilicay-Ergin, N., Acheson, P., Columbi , J., Dagli, C., “Modeling System of Systems Acquisition”

Research Team

Current Research Team

  • Dr. Cihan H. Dagli, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. David Enke, Missouri S&T
  • Dr. Nil Ergin, Penn State University
  • Dr. Dincer Konur, Missouri S&T
  • Dr. Ruwen Qin, Missouri S&T
  • Dr. Abhijit Gosavi, Missouri S&T
  • Dr. Renzhong Wang, Missouri S&T
  • Louis Pape II,  Missouri S&T
  • Siddhartha Agarwal, Missouri S&T
  • Ram Deepak Gottapu, Missouri S&T

Past Research Team Members:   

  • Dr. John Colombi, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Dr. George Rebovich, Systems Engineering Practice Office, MITRE
  • Dr. Kristin Giammarco, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Paulette Acheson, Missouri S&T
  • Khaled Haris, Missouri S&T

Collaborating Institutions

Project Researchers