Liu, Lu, Russell, Duncan, Xu, Jie, Webster, David, Luo, Zongyang, Venters, Colin and Davies, John K. (2009) Modelling and simulation of Network Enabled Capability on service-oriented architecture. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 17 (8). pp. 1430-1442. ISSN 1569-190X

Network Enabled Capability (NEC) is the UK Ministry of Defence’s response to the quickly changing conflict environment in which its forces must operate. In NEC, systems need to be integrated in context, to assist in human activity and provide dependable inter-operation. In this paper, we present our research work in the NECTISE project with a focus on the modelling and simulation of service-oriented architecture (SOA) for delivering dependable and sustainable military capability. The simulation results indicate that the proposed architectural model can provide a high-level of reliability and sustainability in the provision of capability in a dynamic environment. Moreover, a NEC demonstration system for regional surveillance is introduced in this paper to illustrate the use of SOA to achieve NEC.