Accession Number:

ADA329064

Title:

BM/C3 Information Technology Distributed Processing and Information Warfare,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY SPACE AND STRATEGIC DEFENSE COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The US Army Space and Strategic Defense Command USASSDC Advanced Technology Directorate ATD currently manages several research programs that have the potential to significantly advance the current state of the art in information technology for future Battle ManagementCommand, Control, and Communication BMC3 systems. These programs address some of the challenges associated with full spectrum dominance in information warfare by providing new and innovative technologies for advanced distributed processing. The definition of information technology as it applies to BMC3 is provided, as well as our vision for the future of distributed processing and its role in future BMC3 systems. We propose that the realization of more effective BMC3 systems utilizing megacomputer architectures to support the human in control will require continuing technological advances in high speed communications, architectural structures, automated decision support, modeling and simulation MS, and parallel processing algorithms. The current research in optimistic computing, and photonic interprocessor routing and switching, and the applicability of this research to distributed BMC3 is discussed. Finally, the future research plans including the application to the BMDOs development of a Virtual Distributed Hardware in the Loop HWIL Test Bed VDHTB, are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Computer Systems
  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE