The Accelerated User Reasoning for Operations, Research, and Analysis (AURORA) Cross-Reality Common Operating Picture
Technical Report,01 Mar 2018,31 Mar 2020
Combat Capabilities Development Command Adelphi
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AURORA stands for Accelerated User Reasoning for Operations, Research, and Analysis and is a research platform consisting of server, network, and interface modules. AURORA was designed to enable experimentation on the ingestion of battlefield data on a configurable network, along with its visualization, analysis, and actuation by human-agent teams that are colocated and distributed. AURORAs purpose is to address the fundamental Army need for a common operating picture COP that supports multidomain operations MDO. The construction and optimal function of such a COP depends on the Warfighters role, connectivity to information and computing resources, and need for situational awareness. The future COP must be aware of the state of users, the state of the network, and the state of the battlefield to seamlessly adapt accordingly. However, changes to existing operating dynamics to support MDO command and control will require a comprehensive evaluation of any new technologies or techniques interoperability across systems remains a significant challenge. AURORA seeks to provide researchers with an integrated environment to study human-information interaction and interoperability and intelligent information processing. This report details the design of each of AURORAs modules, proposed additional features, and research topics to evaluate the effectiveness of AURORA in achieving these goals.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems