Accession Number:

ADA339279

Title:

Executive Summary A Research Study into KBS for Command and Control in Naval and TMD Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ADMIRALTY RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT PORTSDOWN (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Recognizing the potential to be gained in command and control C2 systems from knowledge based systems KES and related techniques, the Admiralty Research Establishment ARE set up the Technology Demonstrator Programme TDP and the associated Technology Demonstrator System TDS. This work is addressing many of the practical and immediate problems associated with the application of KBS to Data Fusion in the context of naval C2. The ARE programme includes sea trials and supporting research as well as prototypes, theoretical studies and experiments aimed at establishing a wide capability in KBS-based C2. Many of the functional characteristics and technical problems associated with Naval C2 are similar to those in other large and complex military applications. In particular it was realised that there was significant commonality with the Strategic Defence Initiative SDIfFheatre Missile Defence TMD scenario. As a result a joint approach to research in KES technology was agreed between ARE and the SDIOSDIPO. A major part of this approach is a programme extending over a total of four years. The programme will link to the current ARE research activities and consists of a study followed by a number of research projects to be undertaken by ARE and UK industry and universities.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE