The target vulnerability quantification process
The need for a target vulnerability quantification process arises from the U.S. Navy’s requirement to develop defensive systems to defend civilian and military assets around the world. The systems engineering approach has been applied to improve an existing process that takes too long to perform. The functions to perform the vulnerability assessment are identified, and an automated process incorporating current off-the-shelf technologies is discussed.
The operational requirements, maintenance concept, and functional analysis are presented for the automated vulnerability quantification process. A conceptual design is then outlined for the system elements. A cost comparison between the current system and the automated system is calculated in the conceptual design.