Common Operational Picture (COP) and Common Tactical Picture (CTP) Management via a Consistent Networked Information Stream (CNIS)
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The US Navy and Marine Corps have been developing technologies for the Common Operational Picture COP and Consistent Tactical Picture CTP. The COP consists of data with long life spans serving war-fighters, who think in terms of minutes, hours, days or months. The CTP is generally envisioned to consist of data with short life spans serving operators and weapons that think in term of seconds or microseconds. Applications and war-fighters are stove-piped to receive the information relevant to their needs, thus, are unable to properly share data in a fashion in which everyone operating throughout the entire battle space can construct a systematic, consistent view of the battle space. The Naval vision is to provide one common, consistent data stream serving every Naval information consumer. Considering the wide breadth and depth of the Naval information community, this will be a challenging task. Therefore, it is extremely important that the Naval research community identifies and addresses the issues inherent to achieving this vision. The objective of the Consistent Networked Information Stream CNIS project is to develop a next generation information manager which can provide such a consistent stream of COPCTP data.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems