A Semantic Web Application for the Air Tasking Order
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE
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The purpose of this in-house exploratory development was to investigate using Semantic Web technologies for Command and Control C2 applications. This paper describes a Semantic Web application we developed for the Air Tasking Order ATO, the document used to assign aircraft to perform specific missions. We used existing Semantic Web tools to construct an ATO knowledge base. The knowledge base is used to select potential air missions to reassign to strike time sensitive targets by the computer. This paper introduces Semantic Web technologies, followed by a discussion of the design and implementation of our ATO knowledge base. We conclude that the current Semantic Web tools are mature enough for computers to assist in fairly sophisticated C2 domain modeling and reasoning.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Information Science