Integrating Weather Effects Data into a Human Computer Interface to Aid the Battlefield Planning Process
Progress rept., Jun 2004-Jun 2005
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIR
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A critical element of battle command decision-making support in the battle space is answering the commanders priority intelligence requirements PIRs in a timely manner and with adequate accuracy. The sheer volume and nature of information reported to analysts and decision makers far exceeds their capability of processing it within the enemys decision cycle. In 2003, the Army initiated an Army Technology Objective program titled Fusion Based Knowledge for the Future Force FBKFF to conduct the research and development necessary to provide automated support for answering PIRs at the Unit of Action brigade-level force. This program is a collaboration between the Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate of the Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center and the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate CISD of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL. ARLs participation in FBKFF has been focused on obtaining, storing, and assimilating the data necessary to perform the data fusion involved in automated decision support. Personnel from CISDs Computer and Communications Division have teamed with personnel from the CISD Battlefield Environment Division BED and the University of Maryland to develop a system to integrate weather forecasts and battlefield weather effects data into an automated decision support tool for intelligence analysts. This report explores the integration development and describes the decision support tool that has been developed to support this and other Army program objectives.
- Military Intelligence