Accession Number : ADA323879

Title :   Leverage Technology for 21st Century Metasystems.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ACCORD SOLUTIONS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Murphy, Carl

PDF Url : ADA323879

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The objective of this effort was to identify technology leverage opportunities for advancing information technology that can meet the next century's battlespace challenge. Special attention was paid to capabilities for building metasystems which can incorporate intelligence into systems and provide common understanding and simulation to support organization and doctrine change. Special critical barriers hindering improvement were identified: closing the gap between demonstrations and fielded systems, reengineering warfare, creating and integrating the metasystem, and meaningful communication and common understanding. To overcome these barriers, an Intelligent Exchange interface was proposed, a set of associated technical capabilities that will empower users and operators to improve large scale command and control systems. These capabilities included Safe Synthesis (a means of enabling flexible personal control by the user) Confidence Constraints and Models (a way to constraint user's choices to conform to coordinated activity), Consistent Interaction (a mechanism to provide consistent viewpoints of reality) and Personal Viewpoint and Mastery (a way to express, observe and use one's personal mastery in a way to make the system more effective). An example experiment for incorporating these capabilities was described built around 'The Warrior's Personal Decision System'.

Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *SPACE WARFARE, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, SIMULATION, ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, INTERACTIONS, SYNTHESIS, CONSISTENCY, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, BARRIERS, SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Space Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE