• Capability Engineering

  • Capability Engineering

  • CAE's Integrated Enterprise Solutions group is a leader in the advancement of capability engineering as an evolving discipline and has developed a Capability Engineering and Design Approach (CEDA) that applies our team's unique skill sets in the fields of capability engineering, human system integration, and modelling and simulation to conduct user-centred, simulation-based analysis, design, and experimentation of capabilities.

    Architectural framework analysis
    The cornerstone of our CEDA™ is the development of architectural frameworks which apply our team's specific expertise in the definition and analysis of operational views of system-of-systems, extending such frameworks as DoDAF, MODAF, and DNDAF. Our library of architectural framework analysis from a wide range of projects in the defence and homeland security sectors provides an efficient reference tool for analyzing new challenges and demands to capability structures. Our depth of experience in the domestic security and C4ISR domains position our team as a leader in this field.

    The development of human views
    CEDA  offers an integrated approach to system-of-systems management. It uniquely leverages the principles of human systems integration (HSI) to create human view architectures that address the human resource issues for capability development and management, specifically in the key areas of manpower, career progression, and training for force planning and development.

    Human views are built on a foundation of competencies that are integrated into the development of architecture products - manpower projections; career progression roadmap; individual training roadmap; and establishment inventory. Knowledge, skill, and experiential gap analyses are conducted to determine how best to develop resources to meet future needs given existing personnel capability and future recruiting campaigns.

    Capability design and experimentation
    To physically build and test a capability is nearly impossible. The players are too diverse and the budget would be too immense for any military force, multi-agency emergency response team, or critical infrastructure team. In simulation, a capability can be rapidly prototyped and operationally 'experienced'.

    Using the architectural framework analysis as the blueprint, constructive simulation environments are developed to support capability experimentation, including distributed command team simulation environments. These environments allow operators at multiple levels of command to work at simulation stations and "command" their units within realistic operational scenarios, raising the fidelity of the evaluation of alternative architectures and command relationships and allowing command and control personnel to experience new asset configurations in a cost-effective, reconfigurable environment.

    Measuring capability
    Our team of capability engineering experts has developed an analytic approach for clients to measure the performance and effectiveness of capability options based on the organization's priorities and values. These value-focused metrics include system-level measures of performance (MOPs) and scenario-based measures of effectiveness (MOEs). CEDA helps clients understand the impact of alternative capabilities on variables such as strategic key performance parameters, operational and system performance, lifecycle costing, personnel, and training requirements and methods.

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