Accession Number:

ADA456758

Title:

US Army RDECOM Mobile Information Distribution & Access-control System (MIDAS) Program

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The MIDAS program was created in an effort to provide the warfighter with a mobile low cost and highly capable distributed multimedia compute environment that leverages capabilities, products and services from commercial sector, and specifically the Home Land Security domain. Sponsored by the US Army TARDECs National Automotive Center NAC, the program seeks to quickly and cost effectively provide the warfighter and those peacekeepers that may be deployed in regions of the world that lack basic communications and power infrastructures, with a rapidly deployable i.e., vehicle-based broadband and secure communications infrastructure, and the existing nation building, peacekeeping, and first responder tools and solutions that will provide unprecedented capabilities to Homeland Defense HLD and HLS field units. MIDAS will be designed to support the critical information and computer services needs of peacekeepers, whether under the auspices of the Departments of Homeland Defense DHD, Homeland Security DHS, or the agencies of our coalition partners. It will also seek to provide greater interoperability within and between currently available HLD, HLS, and coalition systems -- on a global scale. MIDAS will be deployed and demonstrated on military vehicles, and will provide the sustainable and flexible foundation upon which our next generation distributed Logistics applications can be built.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Radio Communications
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE