Accession Number:

ADA346387

Title:

Information Fusion - Battlespace Dominance

Descriptive Note:

USAWC Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-25

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Communications Systems are intended to ensure the Commander is not a prisoner to hisher command post. Previously the objective for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence C4I has been to ensure the Commander retains access to information and is able to make timely decisions from any place on the battlefield. Fusion of multiple C4I systems is possible with the advent of inexpensive commercial off the shelf COTS technology. COTS enables commanders to deftly exploit C4I systems and achieve battlespace dominance. This paper proposes an interim C4I architecture for the current force. The proposal includes a C4I fusion pit, which enables the Commander to have a common, near real-time picture of his battlespace. The paper also outlines several interim fixes to narrow bandwidth constraints for information systems data exchange. The solutions incorporated in this paper are low-cost economical solutions. The resource constrained environment of the current force has been considered throughout the development and implementation of all proposed solutions. 6,611 words

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE