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Improved Many on Many [IMOM]

The Improved Many on Many [IMOM] is a computer simulation of Electronic Warfare effects. The software can analyze and graphically display an EW environment conditioned by the effects of electronic countermeasures. It shows the effects of terrain masking on ground radar and accounts for weapon system capabilities.

Improved Many On Many is used to:

IMOM is a component of the Contingency Theater Automated Planning System (CTAPS), which is the core of the Theater Battle Management System (TBMCS) for the Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC). CTAPS has the Combat Intelligence System (CIS) integrated to provide near real time intelligence information to the Air Campaign Planners. It provides the JFACC staff with access to current intelligence, and supports the production and execution of the Air Tasking Order (ATO).

IMOM provides Electronic Combat (EC) analysis to support the electronic combact [EC] plan. IMOM visually displays the complex interaction of multiple ground based radar systems being acted upon by multiple airborne Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) aircraft. IMOM models detection capabilities of radar effects and the effects of jamming. The model is capable of loading a detailed Electronic Order of Battle (EOB) for the selected geographical area and adds the effects of terrain masking and ECM on the OB. IMOM can exploit the results of these models and perform a variety of analyses. IMOM can also provide hard copy post-processing in a variety of formats. IMOM models virtually any type of ground or airborne radar system, virtually any type of jamming system, and any airborne platform. The results of these models aid in the placement of standoff jammers and defensive radar systems.

This system is a DODIIS migration system. The DoD is in the process of establishing a simplified baseline of the best, common information systems across the business functions of the Department. These migration systems represent a stage of process improvement designed at achieving a common set of automated processes and practices in DoD.

In June 1989, the Air Force Electronic Warfare Center (AFEWC) and the DOE Idaho National Engineering Laboratory [INEL], managed by Lockheed-Martin, initiated a software project titled the Electronic Combat System Integration Project. The project has taken on three phases since its conception. Phase 1, also called the Sentinel Byte Phase, resulted in INEL providing an enhanced 'C' version of AFEWC/SA Improved Many-On-Many (IMOM) software application to the Electronic System Command (ESC) Sentinel Byte program. INEL capitalized on work previously accomplished as part of INEL's Tactical Air Control System (TACS) project as part of this work scope. Specific enhancements to the TACS IMOM application were made at the request of AFEWC/SA and ESC. This effort resulted in a version of IMOM that supported the efforts of Air Force personnel during Desert Storm.

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