Accession Number:

ADA463884

Title:

Red Zones: Improving the Enemy Ground Force Situation Display in Digital Battle Command and Control Systems

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper with briefing charts

Corporate Author:

JOINT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The situation display of friendly force information in digital battle command and control systems has significantly improved with advances in position location technology. However, the timeliness, accuracy, and relevance of the enemy situation display the red picture lags behind the friendly situation display the blue picture. This paper argues that the projection of enemy vehicle locations and activity through spatial analysis tools will improve the enemy ground situation display in digital battle command and control systems. The circular line-of-sight view is a spatial analysis tool that can depict an enemy vehicles battlespace by displaying its weapons engagement area. A movement projection model is another spatial analysis tool that displays numerous possible enemy vehicle locations as an area of probability. This paper further argues to equip the digital battle command and control systems on combat platforms with these spatial analysis tools. The availability of these tools enables the warfighter to add value to combat information through simple, but on demand analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE