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Various frameworks exist for enterprises and systems. In some situations the need arises to map artifacts and models from one framework to another. This short paper illustrates the mapping of C4I to Zackman
Various frameworks exist for enterprises and systems. In some situations the need arises to map artifacts and models from one framework to another. This short paper illustrates the mapping of C4I to Zackman

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Intercontinental Networks, LLC
“LinkingTechnology,BusinessandIntellect”
1/11
C4ISR Architecture Framework Mapping to the ZackmanEnterprise Architecture
Ayman Nassar President & Principal ConsultantDecember 2005
Intercontinental Networks, LLC6020 Countless Stars RunClarksville, MD 21029 USATel: 443.538.4121info@intercontinentalnetworks.comwww.intercontinentalnetworks.com
 
 
Intercontinental Networks, LLC
“LinkingTechnology,BusinessandIntellect”
2/11
 
Application of the C4ISR CAF - Zachman Framework Mapping to a Biological,Radiological and Nuclear Defense (BRND) System for Contamination Monitoring
Tabular Graphic Exhibit
InthispaperwecreateatabulargraphicexhibitusingareducedZackmanFramework(www.zifa.com)andapplyittothecaseofaBRNDsystem.Thereisnoone-to-onemappingbetweentheC4ISRArchitectureFramework(CAF)productsandtheZachmanelements.HoweverbyunderstandingtheconstraintsandrulesoftheZachmanmodelwecancomeupwithapproximatemappings.ThereducedZachmanframeworkpresentedinTable1has9cells(thesecellsareidentifiedbyagridnamingconventionforbrevitypurposes)-A1throughC3–asillustratedinTable1. Abriefoverviewofeachofthecellsinthereducedframeworkmatrixisprovided,itisthenfollowedbyanillustrationofthepossibleCAFproductsmappingtoeachofthe9cells,andfinallythemostappropriateCAFproductalongwithabriefrationalefortheCAFproductselected.CellA1modelstheusabilityconstraintsofthefunctionalargumentsoftheBRNDsystem,suchastheabilitytobilltheuserperunitofusage.ThistranslatestothebusinessactivitiesandoperationalcapabilitiesandlimitationsoftheBRND,whichfromanenterpriseperspectivewillincludeworkfloworprocessflowdiagrams,activitiesandthefunctionsoftheseactivitiesincludinginputandoutputtotheseactivities.Giventheassumptionoftheproblemwheretheserviceisacommercial,theoutputwillbefromtheperspectiveoftheenduserwhichcouldbeamunicipalauthorityorcitygovernment.CellB1modelsthebusinessinterfacesandcommunicationsbetweentheactivitiesandfunctionsmodeledincellA1.ItalsomodelstheoperationsinformationexchangebetweenthevariousfunctionalcomponentsmodeledinA1.CellC1modelsthehumaninterfaceandtherolesofthevarioushumanresourcesinvolvedintheoperationandusageoftheBRNDsystem,suchasthedetectionteamandthestaffatthefusioncenter.CellA2modelsthedesignconstraintsforrealizingtheBRNDfunctionsfromthedesigner’sperspective,whichincludestranslatingoperationalandbusinessneedstosystemfunctionsandlogicalrepresentations.CellB2modelsthecommunicationsbetweenthevarioussystemcomponentsandthelogicalinterfacerepresentations,includinginformationexchanged,attributesoftheinformationandsourceanddestinationinformation.CellC2modelsthehumaninterfaceandthevarioushumanresourcesfromthedesigner’spointofviewwhichtranslatesintoactivitymodelingandactivitydependencyonhumanresponsesorinteraction,aswellasrelationshipsamongvarioushumanresourcesinvolvedintheBRNDsystemusage.Exampleswouldincludethemodelingofthecommunicationmodes,systemlevelcommunicationrequirements,logicalrepresentationsofinformationtransmittedbetweenthedetectionteamandthefusioncenterstaffandthehuman-machineinterfacetoreceiveandsendtheselogicalrepresentations.CellA3modelstheimplementationconstraintstorealizethefunctionsofferedbytheBRNDsystemfromthebuilder’sperspective.ExampleswouldbehardwareandsoftwarelimitationsofthevarioussysteminterfacesintheBRNDsystem,orprocessinglimitationsatthefusioncenterorotherdetailedtechnologicalconstraints.CellB3modelsthedetailsofthecommunicationsbetweenthevariouscomponentsandthelogicalcommunicationinterfacerepresentations.ExamplesarethedetailsoftheinterfaceshandlingtheexchangeofinformationdefinedbythedesignerincellB2.
 
Intercontinental Networks, LLC
“LinkingTechnology,BusinessandIntellect”
3/11CellC3modelsthehumaninterfaceandthevarioushumanresourcesfromthebuilder’spointofviewwhichtranslatesintomodelingofhumaninterfacespecifics.Examplesarethedetailsofthefusioncentergeo-situationaldisplay,orthedetectionteamgeo-situationalawarenessdisplayusedinthefield,whichcouldhavedifferentcapabilitiesandhencehumaninterfaces.
Table1PossibleCAFproductsmappedtothereducedZachmanFramework
ABCFunctionNetworkPeople1EnterpriseModel(Ownerview)OperationalGrpahConcept(OV-1) ActivityModel(OV-5)OperationalNodeConnectivityDescription(OV-2)CommandRelationshipsChart(OV-4)2SystemModel(Designerview)SystemFunctionalityDescription(SV-4)SystemsCommunicationsDescription(SV-2) ActivityModel(OV-5)3TechnologyModel(BuilderView)OperationalActivitytoSystemFunctionTraceabilityMatrix(SV-5)SystemInformationExchangeMatrix(SV-6) ActivityModel(OV-5)or(OV-6c)ordetailed(SV-1)Table2summarizessomeofthepossibleCAFviewsthancouldbemappedtothevariouscellsofourreducedZachmanmatrix.InthistableIillustratewhyIchosetheparticularCAFviewpresentedinTable1.TheprioritycolumnshowstherelativeappropriatenessoftheCAFviewtobemappedtothecellinTable1where1ismostappropriateand3leastappropriate.
Table2RationaleforselectingtheCAFviewsineachofthe9cellsofTable1.
Table1CellCAFProductmappedtoCellinTable1RationalePriority A1ActivityModel(OV-5)Providesinformationontheactivitiesandtheirrelationships,I/O,constraintsandmechanismstoperformthebusinessorusertasks.Thiscanbeagoodviewoftheenduser’sviewoftheactivitiesthatshouldoccurtoimplementtheneededcapabilitiesandfunctions.2OperationalRulesModel(OV-6a)OperationalStateTransitionModel(OV-6b)Containsinformationregardingresponsesandbehavior/functionalityoftheBRNDtocertaineventsoccurringduringtheusageoftheBRNDsystem.3OperationalGraphConcept(OV-1)Containsinformationaboutoperationalnodes,highlevelfunctionality,informationflow,configuration,connectivityandmissions–inourcommercialcase-thiscouldbehighleveldescriptionofmodesofusage,scopeofusage,servicepackagesandfeaturesofeachservicepackage.Thisisanexcellentrepresentationfromtheenduser’sperspectiveofthefunctionalaspectsandneedsoftheBRNDsystemsinceitdoesnothavetoomuchdetailabouttheactivitiestobeperformedsuchasOV-5whichmakesitmoresuitablefromauser’s/owner’sperspective.1B1OperationalNodeConnectivityDescription(OV-2)OV-2ismoresuitabletorepresentthecommunicationcapabilitiesbetweenthevariousnodesfromauser’sperspective.Itismorehigh-levelthatOV-3anditfocusesonidentifyingtheoperationalnodesthat3

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