Accession Number : ADA326871

Title :   C2IPS: A Model for the Future,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Koennecke, Frederick M., Jr

PDF Url : ADA326871

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : As Air Mobility Command's (AMC's) primary wing-level command and control system, the Command and Control Information Processing System (C2IPS) plays a critical role in the success of AMC operations around the world. C2IPS needs improvement if it is to fulfill enough of its user's needs to truly improve AMC's operational capability. This paper examines some of these improvements from a cost/benefit perspective in the context of improving AMC's mission capability. The paper examines four major areas for improvement and makes recommendations in each area. The first concerns moving C2IPS to a three-tier client/server architecture to improve response time and reliability. The second area adds to the three-tier concept by using a 'thin client' approach to reduce workstation hardware and software requirements. Third, the supporting communications infrastructure for both fixed node and deployed node operations needs to better support user needs while maintaining minimal costs. Finally, several similar and overlapping systems could be migrated in the overall C2IPS structure to minimize duplication and expense. All four of these areas offer opportunities for both performance and cost improvements over the existing system, and thus can improve AMC's overall mission effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE