Keywords: system of systems engineering, SoSE management framework, satisficing, dynamic doctrine, static doctrine, SoS characteristics, auto battle management aid, ABMA
'Satisficing' system of systems using dynamic and static doctrines
System of systems (SoS) is a concept used to describe capabilities resulting from the network-centric connectivity of systems whereby the elements of a system are classified as summative or constitutive. The summative system owes its capabilities to the summation of the characteristics and sub-capabilities of its elements. The constitutive system has capabilities greater than the summation of its elements. The constitutive system concept demonstrates a potential need to shift the traditional systems engineering focus to address the problems of multiple integrated complex systems for which a final solution is not necessarily the end expectation. The objective involves 'satisficing' a holistic system. By examining the auto battle management aid (ABMA) case study, we conclude that dynamic and static doctrines provide us with an opportunity to observe a newly developed management framework. The goal includes creating a framework that would allow us to effectively 'satisfice' the management demands of an ever-changing SoS environment.