Accession Number : ADA329064

Title :   BM/C3 Information Technology Distributed Processing and Information Warfare,

Corporate Author : ARMY SPACE AND STRATEGIC DEFENSE COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s) : Hayes, J. L. ; Merritt, Ira W. ; Hayes, James C. ; McFee, John K. ; Sauer, Jon

PDF Url : ADA329064

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The US Army Space and Strategic Defense Command (USASSDC) Advanced Technology Directorate (ATD) currently manages several research programs that have the potential to significantly advance the current state of the art in information technology for future Battle Management/Command, Control, and Communication (BM/C3) systems. These programs address some of the challenges associated with full spectrum dominance in information warfare by providing new and innovative technologies for advanced distributed processing. The definition of information technology as it applies to BM/C3 is provided, as well as our vision for the future of distributed processing and its role in future BM/C3 systems. We propose that the realization of more effective BM/C3 systems utilizing megacomputer architectures to support the human in control will require continuing technological advances in high speed communications, architectural structures, automated decision support, modeling and simulation (M&S), and parallel processing algorithms. The current research in optimistic computing, and photonic interprocessor routing and switching, and the applicability of this research to distributed BM/C3 is discussed. Finally, the future research plans including the application to the BMDO's development of a Virtual Distributed Hardware in the Loop (HWIL) Test Bed (VDHTB), are described.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION WARFARE, ALGORITHMS, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, PARALLEL PROCESSING, PHOTONICS, THREAT EVALUATION, ARMY PLANNING, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Computer Systems
      Antimissile Defense Systems

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