Voice-on-Target: A New Approach to Tactical Networking and Unmanned Systems Control via the Voice Interface to the SA Environment
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATION SCIENCES
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Since 2004 the authors have been actively involved in the innovative Tactical Network Topology TNT experimentation program, which the Naval Postgraduate conducts quarterly with the United States Special Operations Command USSOCOM to explore emerging agile adaptive tactical networks. One of our first findings was a set of solutions enabling rapid adaptation of broadband wireless networks to the commanders needs, which we have named Network-on-Target Bordetsky and Bourakov, 2006. According to the Network-on-Target NoT operational concept the adaptation starts at the level of the situational awareness interface used by the local commander. When the commander desires to have one of the mobile nodes operators, vehicles, unmanned platforms move to a target location which is beyond the current network range, he drags the selected node icon on his display to the target position. In response, the self-aligning robotic antennas autonomously adjust their orientation to establish and support the short-term network links between mobile nodes.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
- Voice Communications