Accession Number:

ADA460983

Title:

Intelligent Agent Technology in Command and Control Environment

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ COMMAND CONTROL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Intelligent Agent IA technology has applications in the following areas of military Command and Control C2 logistics, combat planning, and battle plan execution monitoring. C2 information extraction should not rely on using simple database queries, since the amount of data available to the commander on the modern battlefield can be overwhelming. To make informed decisions, the commander must have immediate access to specific information in real time. Therefore, the available data must be parsed in such a way as to extract only the specific information required by the commander. The ever-increasing volume of data in the C2 environment thus requires the use of IAs to extract relevant information for the commander in real time. This paper describes an application of IA in assisting a decision-maker i.e., the military commander, by extracting needed information from a large amount of data and triggering an alarm when certain critical conditions are reached. The open architecture proposed here not only allows effective IA implementation but also the expansion of future IA applications, as needs demand.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Cybernetics
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE