Visible to the public Mission Resilience for Future Army Tactical Networks

TitleMission Resilience for Future Army Tactical Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSullivan, Daniel, Colbert, Edward, Cowley, Jennifer
Conference Name2018 Resilience Week (RWS)
Date PublishedAug. 2018
ISBN Number978-1-5386-6913-6
KeywordsAutonomous vehicles, battlefield operations, command and control systems, CPS Resilience, cyber assets, Cyber physical system, cyber physical systems, cyber resilience metrics, Cyber-physical systems, future army tactical networks, Measurement, military communication, military operations, mission, Mission Assurance, Mission critical systems, mission essential functions, mission resilience metrics, network architecture, psychometric, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Sensors, Streaming media, tactical forces, tactical network, tactical network architectures, Task Analysis, traditional engineering methods, Weapons

Cyber-physical systems are an integral component of weapons, sensors and autonomous vehicles, as well as cyber assets directly supporting tactical forces. Mission resilience of tactical networks affects command and control, which is important for successful military operations. Traditional engineering methods for mission assurance will not scale during battlefield operations. Commanders need useful mission resilience metrics to help them evaluate the ability of cyber assets to recover from incidents to fulfill mission essential functions. We develop 6 cyber resilience metrics for tactical network architectures. We also illuminate how psychometric modeling is necessary for future research to identify resilience metrics that are both applicable to the dynamic mission state and meaningful to commanders and planners.

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