The purpose of High-level Operational Concept Description is to provide a high-level graphical and textual description of operational concept (high level organizations, missions, geographic configuration, connectivity, etc) of what the architecture is supposed to do, and how it is supposed to do it. The NOV-1, along with the corresponding NAV-1 product is intended to serve as an executive summary of the architecture.


NOV-1 can be represented using:

  • A link to an external document.
  • An NOV-1 diagram which is based on the UML Composite Structure diagram.
  • An NOV-1 Free Form diagram which is based on the UML Class diagram.
  • A UML Composite Structure Diagram.


NOV-1 High-Level Operational Concept Graphic
Related elements
  • High-Level Operational Concept
  • Concept Role
  • Arbitrary Relationship
Related procedures
  • Creating NOV-1 diagram