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Evaluating Defense Architecture Frameworks for C4I System Using Analytic Hierarchy Process

Abdullah S. Alghamdi1
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Journal of Computer Science
Volume 5 No. 12, 2009, 1075-1081

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2009.1075.1081

Submitted On: 17 October 2009 Published On: 31 December 2009

How to Cite: Alghamdi, A. S. (2009). Evaluating Defense Architecture Frameworks for C4I System Using Analytic Hierarchy Process . Journal of Computer Science, 5(12), 1075-1081. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2009.1075.1081

Abstract

Problem statement: The Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Systems provided situational awareness about operational environment and supported in decision making and directed to operative environment. These systems had been used by various agencies like defense, police, investigation, road, rail, airports, oil and gas related department. However, the increase use of C4I system had made it more important and attractive. Consequently interest in design and development of C4I system had increased among the researchers. Many defense industry frameworks were available but the problem was a suitable selection of a framework in design and development of C4I system. Approach: This study described the concepts, tool and methodology being used for evaluation analysis of different frameworks by Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Results: We had compared different defense industry frameworks like Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF), Ministry of Defense Architecture Framework (MODAF) and NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) and found that AHP is fairly good tool in terms of analysis. Conclusion: Different defense industry frameworks such as DODAF, MODAF and NAF had been evaluated and compared using AHP.

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Keywords

  • Architecture framework
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  • Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
  • DODAF
  • MODAF
  • NAF
  • C4I system