Accession Number : ADA328766

Title :   A Modular System for Situational Awareness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 95-1 Apr 97,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Brundick, Frederick S.

PDF Url : ADA328766

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report presents a modular collection of applications that provide situational awareness using standard combat net radios. Communications bandwidth is limited, while computers continue to become more powerful. Global Positioning System (GPS) devices allow a unit to pinpoint its location and get the current time. In order to integrate this equipment, model-based battle command must be employed instead of traditional message-based techniques. A fully automated system is described that uses preplanned sequential objectives with information distribution technology (IDT) to determine the locations of friendly units.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *BATTLEFIELDS, *RADIO EQUIPMENT, WARFARE, AUTOMATION, DISTRIBUTION, COMPUTERS, TIME, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, BANDWIDTH, COLLECTION, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Radio Communications
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE