Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


VI.C.10. Information Distribution Technology (IDT). By FY95, develop adaptive information distribution techniques (software that maximizes throughput of critical, relevant battlefield information) that allow information exchange to vary automatically in low band-width, limited environments (SINCGARS). Provide the first capability to automatically throttle information distribution based on information requirements balanced against network performance. By FY97, provide an IDT capability that responds to complete information exchange failures when information distribution is totally automated. Provide the first capability to automatically respond to intermittent network failures by using computationally intensive techniques for clear network assessment based on passive network monitoring. By FY99, demonstrate scalability of this IDT to large systems of communication nodes (e.g., armored vehicles and aviation assets in a Division) to provide a sound, long-term solution to situational awareness and interoperable C2 on the move.

Supports: Digitization of the Battlefield; CAC2 ATD; BC2 ATD; C2 Situational Awareness; Logistic Information Distribution; Theater Missile Defense; Paramilitary (Police, fire, paramedic); Patient Monitoring; Industrial Distributed Process.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Sam Chamberlain Catherine Kominos Tom Mims
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