An Experimental 3-D Framework to Support C2
NETSPACE CORP NORTH HUNTINGDON PA
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Applications that are hosted in a web framework realize many advantages familiarity to the user, captive environments, rapid development, mature toolsets, and reduced development time and cost. More recently, applications based on web 3-D technologies are showing considerable promise in C2. Because C2 applications tend to be very complex, casting them in a 3-D framework simplifies them considerably due to unlimited rapid drill down, visual realism, and the capacity to support C2 decision-making. We present an experimental scenario using a 3-D web-based framework to show the broad capabilities of interactive 3-D to support C2. This scenario addresses communication network infrastructure categories such as dynamic discovery and configuration, device connectivity, network performance, and device performance in a live demonstration. Although the domain of interest in this experiment targets network management in particular, we will demonstrate the ease with which this framework can be extended to many other domains of interest relevant to C2. The overall benefits realized will be shown as 1 improved understandability through a variety of visual contexts, 2 improved decision-making through manageable interfaces, 3 rapid application development using COTS tools integrated into the framework, and 4 potential for multiple collaborators to cooperate in a shared 3-D workspace.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems