Accession Number : ADA327117

Title :   Countermobility Engineering Automation for Force XXI.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Butler, Cary D. ; Doiron, Phillip L.

PDF Url : ADA327117

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The Army's vision of the future battlefield consists of groups of networked organizations organized around information and information technology that support the capability of reacting to dynamic situations. Today's Tactical Operations Center will evolve into an information warehouse consisting of numerous command and control (C2) systems providing decision makers with the proper information at the precise time. Future commanders will have the ability to access up to date information and apply this during their day to day operations. Future C2 systems must go beyond the capabilities of today's information systems. These systems must incorporate Artificial Intelligence based decision support tools necessary to allow these systems to become a part of the staff rather than just a tool used by the staff. This will enable the commanders and their staffs to generate, modify, and analyze complete, consistent, and robust plans and schedules in real world, resource constrained environments. The U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station is conducting various research efforts in conjunction with the U.S. Army Engineer School in engineering automation. The Obstacle Planner Software is one such effort focused on countermobility modeling.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MOBILITY, DECISION MAKING, BATTLEFIELDS, MISSION PROFILES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PLANNING, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE