Command and Control Wind Tunnel Integration and Overview (Preprint)
Technical paper Preprint
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE
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A virtual wind tunnel for command and control systems has long been the holy grail of many research and development communities. This paper explores the early design, development and integration of a software testbed for Command and Control C2 systems called the Command and Control Wind Tunnel. This synthetic environment is intended to model current and future C2 environments, allowing prototype C2 technologies and designs to be tested and evaluated, in a near realistic environment. Building a comprehensive system to represent C2 has many challenges. The C2 problem space is continuously evolving, increasingly complex and fluid. One must consider many factors, including people, processes, systems, data, and relationships, in order to model it. This system of systems must loosely couple disparate models and simulation engines enable the use of real world data across multiple models expressed in different modeling languages and still allow for rapid system configuration and integration. At the end of this paper the reader will understand the goals and ideals of the C2 Wind Tunnel, what technologies are going into the design of the Wind Tunnel, the status of the current prototype, and the next planned steps to achieve the C2 Wind Tunnel environment.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Command, Control and Communications Systems