Affordable C2 Hardware and Software
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH EMBEDDED INFORMATION SYSTEMS BRANCH
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Joint Vision 2010 describes an approach about joint warfare of the future, and it depends on and highlights the contributions of air power. Accordingly, the Air Forces vision of Global Engagement flows from Joint Vision 2010. The Air Forces Strategic Plan outlines the core competencies that are necessary for Global Engagement. The capability for attaining the desired capabilities and goals of these visions depends on an adaptive, unified, dynamic aerospace C2 system. The unified C2 system will provide for the capability to dynamically assess, plan, execute, and project aerospace power in a joint environment. However, this capability must overcome the challenges of complexity and ultimately affordability, if it is to become a real system. In addition, future dynamic C2 systems must be integrated into a system of systems to be effective. This paper discusses development approaches and technologies that offer significant savings in overcoming the complexities of fielding a unified C2 system. Specifically, this paper covers how existing aerospace platforms can affordably insert the technology necessary to operate with the future dynamic C2 systems. Furthermore, the paper discusses how C2 systems can be benefit from the use of system level design representations and modeling.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems