Technical and Operational Design, Implementation and Execution Results for SINCE Experiment 1
ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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In this paper, we describe the design, implementation, and execution results obtained from the SINCE experiment 1b SINCEx1b which took place in July, 2004 at the Fort Leavenworth facilities of the US Army 35th ID Mech. The goals of this experiment were a to build upon the success of the SINCE Experiment 1a SINCEx1a, which took place at the MIP facility of WTD-81, Greding, GE in November 2003, by operationalizing the information exchange among all of the US and German systems connected in the experimentation environment, and b to verify and validate with military users in control that the C2 functionality implemented is well understood and acceptable to support future planned operational experiments such as SINCEx2. Clearly, many compromises had to be made considering the limited resources and budget available. Many trade-offs were made in establishing a balance between a developing the infrastructure not only for SINCEx1b but for the planned follow-on experiments and b developing the SINCEx1b configuration that was finally used in the conduct of the actual experiment. The infrastructure concepts illuminated issues pertaining to various bilateral and multilateral coupling mechanisms within each federation of C2 systems, within each federation of combat MS systems, and within the super-federation of C2 and combat MS systems.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems