Accession Number : ADA191161

Title :   Multiband Imagery and the Operational Level of War.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Schwartz, Samuel R

PDF Url : ADA191161

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The demands of the Airland Battlefield place a heavy burden upon the shoulders of our senior military leaders. Warfighting at the operational level requires the leader to consider the contributions of maneuver, intelligence, and support weighed against social, economic and political factors in the region. The complexity of the decisionmaking situations the commander must face while pressured by time constraints can drive his conceptual skills capacity to its limits thereby adding to the problems of command and control. It is through decisionmaking at the operational level that the commander can hope to directly influence the outcome of military operations; yet the quality and effectiveness of his decisions are linked to the quality of the data and analytical tools at his disposal. An Evolutionary Expert Information System (EEIS) is suggested. Characterized by the power of its analytical model and the limits of its sensors, a multi-concept employing a variety and mix of sensors, platforms, perspectives, functions and processes is presented along with doctrinal, material, training and personnel implications. Considering the emergence and growth of information systems technology, the information requirements of the commander, the lack of dedicated expert warfighting information system support, the potential range of applications and todays reliance on manual methods and techniques, integration of a warfighting information system into the force at the operational level makes good sense.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DETECTORS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *WARFARE, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), DISPOSAL, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), INFORMATION PROCESSING, LEADERSHIP, MANEUVERS, MANUAL OPERATION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, POLITICAL SCIENCE, REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE