Bounding the value of collaboration in federated systems

Paul T. Grogan, Alessandro Golkar, Koki Ho, Olivier L. De Weck

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Abstract

Design methods for federated systems must consider local incentives and interactive effects among independent decision-makers. This paper extends value-centric design methodology (VCDM) to multi-actor cases using game theoretic principles. Federated systems can be represented as a Stag Hunt game where players choose between risk-dominant (non-cooperative) and payoff-dominant (cooperative) strategies. An independent strategy is a lower bound to federated value and a centralized strategy controlled by a federation authority is an upper bound under special cases. An application case considers a stylized system value model (SVM) of a federated satellite system (FSS) with two players and a tradespace of 530 symmetric design decisions. A federated concept with opportunistic, fixed-cost communication services demonstrates the effect of lower and upper bounds on system value. Risk in federated systems arises from misaligned strategies between players and can be quantitatively assessed with a subjective estimate of cooperation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2016
Event10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 18 Apr 201621 Apr 2016

Publication series

Name10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period18/04/1621/04/16

Keywords

  • Federated systems
  • game theory
  • modeling and simulation
  • system-of-systems
  • systems engineering

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