Accession Number:

ADA464248

Title:

The Role of the Coalition Warrior Interopeorability Demonstration in the Canadian Forces Joint Experimentation Program

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper with briefing charts

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

From its initial charter in 2001, the Canadian Forces Experimentation Centre CFEC inherited the responsibility for managing the Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration JWID program within Canada. With three years of experience coordinating JWID, while conducting a program of national and international experiments, it is timely to review the role of this event in CFECs strategic plan, the Canadian Forces Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Plan CF JCDE Plan. This paper presents a strategy for integrating the JWID, renamed Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration CWID in 2005, into the CF JCDE Plan using two trials from the JWID in 2004 as case studies. These trials were sponsored by the Air Force and Defence Intelligence and used Defence Research and Development Canada DRDC technologies. The Portal-to-Portal Interoperability Trial used a situational awareness portal developed by the COP 21 Common Operational Picture 21st Century Technology Demonstration. The Collaborative Operations Planning System Trial tested a prototype for providing the ability to plan an operation in a net-enabled environment using integrated collaborative tools. This paper concludes with discussion of a strategy for using a program designed to trial and demonstrate technologies nearly ready for operational use in a Joint Concept Development and Experimentation program with a mandate to support transformation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE