Dynamic Targeting in the Information Age
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND SAN DIEGO CA
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This paper presents a list of operational deficiencies facing military planners in the era of dynamic targeting and provides a discussion of potential solutions identifying technical issues needing to be resolved in order to meet operational needs within the information age. The paper outlines and discusses a notional solution enabling real-time re-tasking and reallocation of airborne assets through utilization of information integration within an enterprise solution. The enterprise framework is designed to support a collaborative Distributed Command Control construct that utilizes efficient spectrum management policy-driven approaches generation of rule-based solutions within the context of a users request and constraints adaptive protocol management and knowledge-based processing to provide war fighters a real-time re-targeting capability. Technical issues such as communications and network architectures seamless, secure, reliable data-linking and networking limited throughput capacity efficient management of links networks and quality of service QoS responses in constraint- driven environments are highlighted and discussed. Experimental data is presented that demonstrates how operationally a secure real-time retargeting capability can be achieved through the enterprise framework, web enabled technologies, collaborative software applications, spectrum management techniques, quality of service QoS enforcement algorithms, and prioritization optimization of network scheduling and data linked information that re-assigns aircraft to prosecute time sensitive high-value targets of opportunity.
- Information Science
- Operations Research
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems