Accession Number : AD1041954


Title :   Resilient Multi-Domain Command and Control: Enabling Solutions for 2025 with Virtual Reality


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Air War College, Air University Maxwell AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Fullingim, Dwight II D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1041954.pdf


Report Date : 16 Apr 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : The emerging threat environment in 2025 and later is challenging for forward operating positions in theater. The emergence of survivable, long-range, precision weapons in the air, space, and cyber domains puts previously remote, monolithic, command and control (C2) sites, such as the theater Air Operation Centers (AOC), at risk. The Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2) concepts Multi-Domain Operation Center (MDOC) offers structural changes that could improve resilience, but is not planned for implementation until 2035. Emerging commercial virtual reality (VR) systems could distribute many AOC functions now, and accelerate the transition to the MDOC structure such that resilience could be increased against the 2025 threat. Distributed, collaborative VR technologies, leveraging emerging commercial capabilities, and supporting technologies are identified and discussed for each of these product types. Spinoffs supporting tactical C2 are pointed out, but not covered in this paper. Considerations for training and acquisition are highlighted. Recommendations include technology demonstrations in the AOC framework, and inclusion of distributed VR in the MDC2 experimentation campaign, and continued interaction with the game development industry.


Descriptors :   THREATS , command and control , virtual reality


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE