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RIBEIRO, Lívia de Souza; PASSOS, Aderson Campos and TEIXEIRA, Marcello Goulart. Selection of communication technologies in the Brazilian Army using AHP,TODIM and Sapiens software. Prod. [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.1, pp. 132-141. Epub Nov 10, 2011. ISSN 0103-6513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65132011005000063.
The communication networks in the Brazilian Army have special characteristics. A tactical system of communication should have a unique logical structure integrating multiple technologies. These logical structures for tactical activities are named, in Brazil, Combat Radio Subsystem and Data Radio Subsystem - each one with its specific purposes. There are some alternatives regarding the combat manuals requirements. This paper developed a multi-criteria ranking case study where the main matter was to choose the best technology for each subsystem. Two methodologies were employed: Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and TODIM. A decision support software (based on TODIM) called Sapiens was used to implement the results for this method. The main objective of this paper was to build a framework for this kind of ranking problem.
Keywords : Multi-criteria decision analysis; TODIM; AHP; Military Communications; Sapiens software.