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  Planning a Ballistic Missile Defense System of Systems
To be fair, the developers of the C1 system recognize the desirability of "openness," and their design appears to leave modest room for future enhancement (i.e., to C2).
Moreover, a single-mode system would lack the redundancy and adaptability of a system of systems and could therefore be vulnerable to failure or a well-focused countermeasure strategy.
Generally speaking, a system of systems is more adaptable because it permits improvement within any of its layers, depending on the evolution of the threat and the progress of technology.
www.rand.org /pubs/issue_papers/IP181/index2.html   (9514 words)

  System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
System (from the Latin (systēma), and this from the Greek σύστημα (sustēma)) is an assemblage of elements comprising a whole with each element related to other elements.
Depending on the type of system, a system can often be distinguished from individual (simple) machines, elements or processes of that system by the number, arrangements and complexity of those elements.
In the human body, such systems are referred to as the nervous system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the reproductive system, and the respiratory system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/System   (1084 words)

 Operating system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As well as the kernel, an operating system is often distributed with tools for programs to display and manage a graphical user interface (although Windows and the Macintosh have these tools built into the operating system), as well as utility programs for tasks such as managing files and configuring the operating system.
One notable early operating system was CP/M, which was supported on many early microcomputers and was largely cloned in creating MS-DOS, which became wildly popular as the operating system chosen for the IBM PC (IBM's version of it was called IBM-DOS or PC-DOS), its successors making Microsoft one of the world's most profitable companies.
Mainframe operating systems, such as IBM's z/OS, and embedded operating systems such as VxWorks, eCos, and Palm OS, are usually unrelated to Unix and Windows, except for Windows CE, Windows NT Embedded 4.0 and Windows XP Embedded which are descendants of Windows, and several *BSDs, and Linux distributions tailored for embedded systems.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operating_system   (1905 words)

 Computer system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A typical computer system employs a computer that uses programmable devices to store, retrieve, and process data.
Many computer systems can interconnect, that is, join to become a bigger system.
If two computer systems define the same protocols, they may be capable of interconnecting and become a part of a larger system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer_system   (241 words)

 What is Systems Theory?
Systems theory was proposed in the 1940's by the biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy (
Systems analysis, developed independently of systems theory, applies systems principles to aid a decisIon-maker with problems of identifying, reconstructing, optimizing, and controlling a system (usually a socio-technical organization), while taking into account multiple objectives, constraints and resources.
Systems theory is closely connected to cybernetics, and also to system dynamics, which models changes in a network of coupled variables (e.g.
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /SYSTHEOR.html   (422 words)

 System Dynamics & Systems Thinking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Systems Thinking is an approach for studying and managing complex feedback systems, such as one finds in corporations and other social systems.
System Dynamics is more or less the same as Systems Thinking, but emphasizes the usage of computer-simulation tools.
System Dynamics is based on Systems Thinking, but takes the additional steps of constructing and testing a computer simulation model.
www.12manage.com /methods_forrester_system_dynamics.html   (269 words)

 Natty Gur : Building a System-of-Systems
An ideal system is a system which enables its applications to share and interchange information between one and another, of course each application can retain its own data differently from another, but the interchanging should be transparent and considerable to appropriate security policy.
System stability is one of the important goals of a robust system, most of the organization will dispersed the application components over several servers and will implement a Load Balancing component which handles and routes the system requests.
System components that aren’t part of the application flow, usually batch process, should be activate from other server then the applications servers.
weblogs.asp.net /ngur/articles/79895.aspx   (6565 words)

 A System for Systems
Otherwise, each new hire brings his or her own systems to the company, and you end up with a mishmash of what works and what doesn't and a lot of nonalignment between systems.
Systems at a three-person company will be much simpler than those of a 30-person company.
Systems are needed for situations in which the result you desire and the result being delivered are not the same.
remodeling.hw.net /industry-news.asp?articleID=1000029840&articleType=1   (717 words)

 System of systems: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
System of systems: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic
System of Systems (SoS) - is a computer architecture term that started in the US military, EHandler: no quick summary.
The GEOSS satellite name stands for 'Global Earth Observation System of Systems'.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sy/system_of_systems.htm   (114 words)

 Internet Security Systems - System Scanner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
System Scanner measures, manages and enforces security policies across a wide range of operating systems using a host-to-network view of critical systems and servers.
Policy Compliance, Tailored to Your Requirements – With System Scanner you can adjust checks and policies to match the requirements of your security policy, thus ensuring systems are compliant with the requirements of your security policy.
System Monitoring – System Scanner allows you to create a systems baseline and monitor the system for any changes to that baseline.
www.iss.net /products_services/enterprise_protection/vulnerability_assessment/scanner_system.php   (438 words)

 System of systems - ThalesRaytheonSystems
System of systems : at the heart of interoperability
The task is made even more complex when coalitions or international organizations must deploy their forces together, on the principle of interoperability.
These systems must not only be able to coexist, but also be able to respond to one another, as well as warn and communicate increasingly detailed and complex data.
www.thalesraytheon.com /index_us.php?ref=sofs   (188 words)

 AI Support for the U.S. Armed Forces' System of Systems Concept   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The second required AI subsystem for the "System of Systems" "information grid" to provide assured information dominance is a subsystem that assists in optimizing and managing bandwidth and communications nodes and networks.
Complementing the NL system would be underlying voice, pattern, and visual recognition systems all supporting and confirming and denying human input and analysis.
To accomplish this progressive concept, complex interdependent and layered AI system applications could be used to manage this extremely complex "information grid." The concepts discussed here only introduce a small portion of the vastness of the problem in gaining information dominance through the "System of Systems" "information grid" with the support of AI.
www.carlisle.army.mil /usacsl/divisions/std/branches/keg/98TermIII/aipr1.htm   (2182 words)

 System Dynamics Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
System dynamics is a methodology for studying and managing complex feedback systems, such as one finds in business and other social systems.
While the word system has been applied to all sorts of situations, feedback is the differentiating descriptor here.
The System Dynamics Society is an international, nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the development and use of systems thinking and system dynamics around the world.
www.albany.edu /cpr/sds   (390 words)

 Hydro-Vac System | Filtra-Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Hydro-Vac systems filter mineral oils, soluble or synthetic coolants and other fluids at flow rates from 100 gpm to 10,000 gpm.
During the short micro-index cycle, clean liquid is drawn from a reserve tank to ensure a continuous supply to machines.
Hydro-Vac systems have only three moving parts: the filter/distribution pump, the flight conveyor and the vacuum break valve.
www.filtrasystems.com /11.htm   (513 words)

 G. Ossimitz: System Dynamics and Systems Thinking Page
System Dynamics (SD) is a method for describing, modelling and simulating dynamical systems.
System Dynamics modeling and simulation is often the background of a systemic thinking apporach - especially in educational projects.
STELLA from High Performance Systems was the first system dynamics software which allowed graphical model input on the level of structural diagrams (stock-flow-diagrams).
www.uni-klu.ac.at /users/gossimit/eng/sdyneng.htm   (966 words)

 Systems Thinking
There are several key concepts important to systems thinking and system dynamics that can be incorporated into an introductory geoscience course.
Although billed as primarily for K-12 educators this site has some great material to expose you to systems thinking and is a good resource for preconstructed "Stella" models that apply to geoscience.
Road Maps at the System Dynamics in Education Project has lots of information on learning systems dynamics with Stella II, good articles and some textbook chapters in PDF format.
serc.carleton.edu /introgeo/models/systems.html   (278 words)

 Global Earth Observation System of Systems | US EPA
The U.S. and developed nations have a unique role in developing and maintaining the system, collecting data, enhancing data distribution, and providing models to help all of the world's nations.
An overview of Earth observation systems, and the origins of the GEOSS project.
Identifying these tools as potential contributions to the system of systems is key to the development of the GEOSS project.
www.epa.gov /geoss   (473 words)

 STSC CrossTalk - Managing Requirements for a System of Systems - Aug 2004
Writing requirements to interface to these existing systems is generally straightforward, involving an understanding of what the new system must do to interface to the existing system.
In those cases where a requirement is allocated to more than one system, the affected managers must work with their counterparts to define the interfaces.
The manager of that system can concur that the requirement is correct, or can state that he or she is planning changes that would invalidate the requirement.
www.stsc.hill.af.mil /crosstalk/2004/08/0408Hooks.html   (3101 words)

 Linux Software at IceWalkers.com - System / Operating Systems / Linux Distributions
SystemRescueCd is a Linux system available from a bootable CDROM that provides an easy way to perform administrative tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk or backing up data.
Small linux system for the purpose of system booting or repairing, a boot/rescue system.
The Live CD described here is based on the Slackware Linux distribution and uses Unification File System (also known as unionfs), allowing read-only filesystem to behave as a writable one, saving all changes to memory.
www.icewalkers.com /Linux/Distributions   (752 words)

 Other Planetary Systems
The phenomena observed matches the theory of the formation of the solar system -- that is, a large gas cloud collapsed to form a star with an attendant circumstellar disk in which, over time, planets accreted from the matter in the disk and orbited the Sun.
It is likely that more planetary systems will be discovered using the methods that found 51 Pegasi, 70 Virginis and 47 Ursae Majoris.
With several known planetary systems it is now possible to make more general statements and to better test theories of planetary formation.
www.seds.org /billa/tnp/other.html   (1806 words)

 Classic Systems
Released in 1996, the Nintendo 64 was the first system with 64-bit graphics and built-in four player gaming potential.
The Stereo AV Cables are used to connect your Nintendo system to any TV or VCR that has audio/video inputs.
The Jumper Pak is found under the Memory Expansion door on top of the system.
www.nintendo.com /systemsclassic?type=n64   (681 words)

 Safeguarding America's Sovereignty: A "System of Systems" Approach to Border Security
Such a system might pro­duce significant efficiencies in terms of sharing skills, knowledge, and scarce high-value assets, building capacity and redundancy as well as gain­ing the synergy of providing a common operating picture and being able to readily share information.
Put even more simply, a system of systems means knowing what the system knows and being able to act on that information.
Combining such a system with other systems, such as those that record bio­metric measurements[19] to identify individuals accurately, would further limit fraud and other deceptions used to circumvent border screening.
www.heritage.org /Research/HomelandDefense/bg1898.cfm   (6020 words)

 System Dynamics | Systems Thinking
Systems Thinking is an approach for studying and managing complex feedback systems, such as one finds in business and other social systems.
SD is more or less the same as Systems Thinking, but emphasizes the usage of computer-simulation tools.
SD is based on Systems Thinking, but takes the additional steps of constructing and testing a computer simulation model.
www.valuebasedmanagement.net /methods_forrester_system_dynamics.html   (310 words)

 Hydroponic System: Hydroponic Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Most commercial hydroponic systems direct a continuous flow of nutrient solution over the plant roots.
The floor where the hydroponic system is placed should be covered with something that will...
A hydroponic system is made to grow plants without soil.
www.salecomein.com /Hydroponic-System/2006/02/hydroponic-systems.html   (214 words)

 U.S. EPA | Global Earth Observation System of Systems: Basic Information
Earth observation systems consist of measurements of air, water, and land made on the ground, from the air, or from space.
Historically observed in isolation, the current effort is to look at these elements together and to study their interactions.
brought together 33 nations plus the European Commission and many International Organizations to adopt a declaration that signified a political commitment toward the development of a comprehensive, coordinated and sustained Earth Observation System to collect and disseminate improved data, information, and models to stakeholders and decision makers.
www.epa.gov /geoss/basic.html   (371 words)

 The System Works - Systems
The System Works Network & Security Infrastructure services delivers managed, secure and integrated network communication solutions for interconnecting clients and 3rd party suppliers with rapid access to critical information - anytime, anywhere.
At a time when companies face an unprecedented challenge of doing more with less - the demand for versatile, high performance Facilities Management infrastructure and networks is critical.
Downtime can result in significant losses not only to a company's bottom line but also to their reputation.
www.thesystemworks.com.au /systems/networkinfra.asp   (307 words)

 Shuttle System :: Computer Systems :: TrueSpec Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Truespec GigaStudio Shuttle System comes standard with a combo CD-RW/DVD ROM drive, a 200GB 7200RPM hard drive with 8MB of cache.
Built into the Shuttle is video, Firewire (for video uploading and fast data transfers), 2 USB 2.0 ports, a parallel port (for a printer), two serial ports (for modem and other connections) and onboard LAN so you can network your computers with a $20 cable.
If you want RME for this system, we recommend either the Multiface or Digiface setups which only require the single PCI slot.
www.truespec.com /computersystems/daudio/shuttle/index.shtml   (398 words)

 :FEATURES: :System of Systems (4/15/05) -- www.GovernmentExecutive.com
Four types of unmanned aerial vehicles, ranging from a 15-pound version with a one-hour flight time that soldiers can carry, to a large unmanned rotorcraft called Fire Scout that will fly for up to 24 hours and coordinate with manned aircraft.
A collection of ground sensors, among them a container of 15 precision missiles, known as the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System, which can operate independently or be remotely controlled by soldiers.
The system-of-systems Common Operating Environment, which will allow all FCS systems to communicate with each other and with joint forces.
www.govexec.com /features/0405-15/0405-15s3s1.htm   (232 words)

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Key systems for small, mid-size and large hotels, motels and inns.
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