Accession Number : ADA298800

Title :   Research in Automating Weather Templating Procedures for Aerial Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (AIPB).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES

Personal Author(s) : Pfeiffer, Heather D.

PDF Url : ADA298800

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This document describes a prototype software system that automates the generation of weather related templates used in the Aerial Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (AIPB) process. The software system is called the Terrain and Weather PB Software Toolkit (TWIST). The primary purpose of the prototype is to demonstrate that software using artificial intelligence technology can be developed to effectively integrate weather, terrain, and doctrinal information and to accurately generate AIPB templates. TWIST consists of two major modules. One module serves as the user interface and performs weather and terrain analyses that generate gridded data bases covering the battlescale region of interest. The second module combines the information to create templates that can, among other things, define the Air Avenues of Approach.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *BATTLEFIELDS, *TERRAIN, *WEATHER FORECASTING, *TEMPLATES, DATA BASES, WEATHER, PREPARATION, INTERFACES, AIRBORNE, GRIDS, PROTOTYPES, USER NEEDS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Meteorology
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE