Accession Number:

ADA458344

Title:

Coalition Interoperability: A Pragmatic C4ISR Approach from the US Army CECOM Security Assistance Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA WASHINGTON C3I DIV

Report Date:

2003-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Achieving coalition interoperability is difficult, and competing National interests military, economic or political will probably necessitate imposing compromise solutions. Designing a solution that all respective parties can adopt and adhere to is therefore problematic. To address this problem, a combination of system architecture and design methodology is employed that emphasizes the use of COTS products. There are several recognizable phases within this approach 1 operational capability requirement definition, 2 analysis, 3 architecture synthesis, 4 component solution identification and capabilities assessment, and 5 design synthesis. This paper discusses some of the problems involved in defining interoperable coalition system architectures and the authors approach to circumventing any obstacles. The paper will be presented from the perspective of the U.S. Army CECOM Security Assistance Management Directorate in using U.S. grant funds such as Foreign Military Financing FMF to provide solutions for foreign militaries and multinational military organizations.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Radio Communications
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE