Employing Net Centric Technology for a Mobile Weather Intelligence Capability
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM
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Weather affects personnel, military operations and weapon systems at all echelons, down to the individual soldier level. Knowing what these effects are, as well as when and where they will occur and if they will affect the enemy to the same extent can provide the tactical commander with critical intelligence in both the planning and execution phases of a mission. By leveraging ongoing advances in information technology related to tactical networking, communications, and computers both hardware and software, these weather intelligence products decision aids, alerts, map overlays, etc can be made available to the lowest echelons. Client server computing e.g., web services and Java remote method invocation, the Java computing environment, and wireless communications are some of the pervasive net centric technologies that will be utilized in the development and demonstration of the mobile weather intelligence capability. This capability will contribute to weather related information sharing and enhanced situational awareness at the lower echelons. A mobile computing device Toshiba e800 personal digital assistant is being used as the host development hardware platform.
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