Accession Number:

ADA465927

Title:

Extensible Battle Management Language (XBML): A Methodology for Web Enabling Command and Control for Network Centric Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ATLANTIC CONSULTING SERVICES INC

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Command and Control C2 communication in a network centric environment such as the Global Information Grid GIG is postulated to be data rich. However, our current situation is that the most critical C2 information, the commanders intent, orders and directives, does not actually flow as data. It is often communicated as free text. While suitable for interpersonal communication, it is not able to support advanced automation or intelligent decision aids due to its inherent ambiguity. Battle Management Language BML was developed as a solution to this problem. BML is defined as the unambiguous language used to 1 command and control forces and equipment conducting military operations and, 2 provide for situational awareness and a shared, common operational picture. It can be seen as a representation of a digitized commanders intent to be used for real troops, for simulated troops, and for future robotic forces. Based on this concept, a prototype of BML was developed demonstrating an actual National Training Center NTC Brigade Operations Order. The United States U.S. Defense Modeling and Simulation Offices DMSO Extensible Modeling and Simulation MS Framework XMSF initiative is extending BML based on open, commercial Internet standards. The XMSF prototype demonstrates a web-enabled Extensible Battle Management Language XBML.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE