The Right Information....and Intelligent Nodes
ARMY CECOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT MONMOUTH NJ
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The concept of Network-centric Warfare is powerful in terms of emphasizing the importance of accessing information by the warfighters, but just accessing information is not sufficient for future warfare. To achieve information superiority, a Warfighter-centric approach is required in addition to the Network-centric concept. In a Warfighter-centric approach, we focus on both the individual warfighters informational needs and the needs of decision support information flow across all echelons and services for effective achievement of decisive operations. The architecture and mechanism of Intelligent Nodes allows both the Network centric and Warfighter-centric paradigms to merge. This paper describes a multidisciplinary methodology for developing intelligent software assistants. Such assistants will continue to evolve during the military training, exercises and combat, to learn the informational needs of the individual warfighter and combat groups. This symbiotic aggregate of man and computer we call Intelligent Nodes Dawidowicz E., et. al. 2002, and Dawidowicz E., 2001. Such devices will communicate with humans using a Natural Language such as English and possess faculties capable of comprehending the commanders intent, doctrine, mission execution process assist in course of action development and analysis, planning and collaboration. These faculties are critical in developing the Common Operational Picture COP, Common Relevant Operational Picture CROP and aiding commanders Situational Understanding SU. User biometric identification for system access authorization, network security, spoofed information identification and filtering are additional benefits of Intelligent Nodes.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems