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Mission Assurance

Successful missions from risk-informed decisions in design, operation, and sustainment

Systems and systems of systems, which operate with ever-increasing autonomy, must be designed and architected with the knowledge that they will accomplish missions as intended in contested and challenging environments. Our work aims to assure mission accomplishment, even in the face of adversarial behavior aimed at subverting it.

We develop and apply technologies that identify and manage failure modes with supporting, quantifiable metrics. We develop software architecture instrumentation to enable continuous monitoring of mission effectiveness during operations. We also create and prototype means to effectively adapt operation or degrade it in predictable ways while maintaining effective performance. Additionally, we investigate means to address the challenges arising when systems and software are combined in unforeseen ways for emerging missions.