View NAF:NOV-1 High-Level Operational Concept Description Subview

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Overview

The NOV-1 High-Level Operational Concept Definition subview is part of the NATO Operational View and one of the 49 NATO Architecture Framework subviews*.

Version & Date

Version 3.1

* =  changed at 3.1

+ =  new at 3.1

The change history is derived from the definition of each NATO Architecture view within section 5.2.4 NATO Operational View (NOV) in AC/322(SC/1-WG/1)N(2009)0005-ADD2.  NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.1 document from http://www.nhqc3s.nato.int/Browser.asp?Target=_docs/NAF_v3_1 .

See NAF Release History.

Purpose

From the NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 4, Section 4.5.1

The High-Level Operational Concept Description subview is used to depict the ‘big picture’ view of the operational context. The purpose is to provide a quick, high-level description of the architecture, and its functionality. It is aimed at senior-level decision makers and may use a graphical picture to represent a high-level view of the operational environment in terms of operational elements involved, geographic regions, nodal connectivity, types of forces employed, etc. It provides a description of the key (essential) operational elements and their interactions. Operational elements can mean internal or external systems, organisational units, weapons systems, or other resources.

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Description

From the NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 4, Section 4.5.1

How the subview is tailored depends on the scope and intent of the architecture, but in general, an NOV-1 will depict such things as the missions, high-level operations, organisation, and geographical distribution of assets.

An NOV-1 product identifies the mission/domain covered in the architecture and the viewpoint reflected in the architecture. NOV-1 will convey, in simple terms, what the architecture is about and an idea of the players and operations involved.

The content of an NOV-1 product depends on the scope and intent of the architecture, but in general it describes the (key) elements of the operational domain and its immediate and relevant environment. The product will frame the operational concept (what happens, who does what, in what order, to accomplish what goal) and highlight interactions to the environment and other external systems. However the content will still be of an executive summary level as other views allow for more detailed definition of interactions and sequencing.

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Data Objects

From the NATO Architecture Framework v3.1, CHAPTER 5, Section 5.2.4.1

An NOV-1 is typically just a graphic. The data to be included in an NOV-1 can be any business objects of interest, including:

The data in an NOV-1 can also include:

  • Metrics associated with performance associated with specific concepts within the scenario specified within the NOV-1

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Presentation

Configuration History

Comments

It is assumed that Information Flows refers to the plural for Information Exchange which is defined in the NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM).

References

  • Section 4.5.1 (page 201 of pdf) of APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX 1 TO AC/322-D(2007)0048. NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.
  • Section 5.2.4.1 (page 379 of pdf) of APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX 1 TO AC/322-D(2007)0048. NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.
  • Section 5.2.4.5 of Chapter 5 AC/322(SC/1-WG/1)N(2009)0005-ADD2 NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.1

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