https://www.mdu.se/

mdu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
On the Concepts of Capability and Constituent System Independence in Systems-of-Systems
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems. Rise Research Institutes of Sweden, Kista, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3986-1196
Rise Research Institutes of Sweden, Kista, Sweden.
2022 (English)In: 2022 17th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SOSE 2022, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2022, p. 247-252Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Systems-of-systems are designed to provide a capability that their constituent systems cannot achieve individually. A key property is that the constituent systems have some degree of operational and managerial independence. The concepts of capability and independence are thus central to the field of systems-of-systems. Yet the contemporary literature and standards only give vague definitions of these terms. This vagueness is a barrier to progress in the field, and this paper aims at contributing with a more detailed conceptualization. It describes a system capability as a state-transforming process that uses certain resources. Independence means that the system has a choice about when and how its capabilities should be activated. This requires that the system is an intelligent agent with a notion of utility, a perception of the world around it, and a decision-making capability. When given a mission, the system can complete that mission by activating appropriate combinations of capabilities. A system-of-systems can decompose its mission into parts that correspond to the capabilities of various constituent systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2022. p. 247-252
Keywords [en]
capability, constellation, independence, mission, system-of-systems, Decision making, Intelligent agents, Decisions makings, Property, System capabilities, System of systems
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-59680DOI: 10.1109/SOSE55472.2022.9812682Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85135118603ISBN: 9781665496230 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-59680DiVA, id: diva2:1686153
Conference
17th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SOSE 2022, 7 June 2022 through 11 June 2022
Available from: 2022-08-08 Created: 2022-08-08 Last updated: 2022-08-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Axelsson, Jakob

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Axelsson, Jakob
By organisation
Embedded Systems
Computer and Information Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 20 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf