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JSW 2019 Vol.14(8): 370-379 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.14.8.370-379

Command Information System Structure Complexity Analysis Method

Yuxiao Kou1*, Aimin Luo1, Yi Mao2, Xiaoxue Zhang1,2, Zhen Shu1
1Science and Technology on Information Systems Engineering Laboratory, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, 410073, P.R.China.
2State Key Laboratory of Air Traffic Management System and Technology, Nanjing, 210007, China.

Abstract—Based on the structural characteristics of command information system, the super-network model of the system is established. In the system, the four types of basic units with different functions are the supernetwork nodes. And the information flow motifs defined by the specific information flow structure are the edges of the super-network. Then, based on the entropy theory, the x − information flow motif entropy, the n − information flow motif entropy and the n(t) information flow motif entropy are defined. The three levels of entropy are superimposed as an index to measure the structural complexity of the C4ISR system. Verification is carried out through a case of a joint air defense system in a certain area.

Index Terms—Command information system, super-network, information flow motif entropy.


Cite: Yuxiao Kou, Aimin Luo, Yi Mao, Xiaoxue Zhang, Zhen Shu, "Command Information System Structure Complexity Analysis Method," Journal of Software vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 370-379, 2019.

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