Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


1. Real-time Distributed AI-based Data Fusion (France)

Description: Exploratory investigations of applications of distributed, intelligent systems to real-time data fusion and combat battle management.

Justification: A major thrust of the ASTMP is enhancement of operational capabilities by incorporating AI into large synthetic computing environments in which networking and process management are handled automatically and are transparent to the user. France has extensive experience and a sound information technology infrastructure, combined with strong capabilities in battlefield communications to support research in this area.

Implementation: An umbrella agreement concerning Technology Research and Development Projects (TRDP) exists with France, and is a potential vehicle for establishing a Project Agreement (PA) covering this technology. Use of the TRDP and PAs will speed up development of new technologies.

There are also two active DEAs with France, the scope of which encompasses this work and which could also be used to develop this opportunity.

AMC POC:

Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
AMXIP-OB
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: icpa@hqamc.army.mil

MSC POC:

Ms. Annette Chomsky
US Army CECOM
ATTN: AMSEL-RD-AS-TI
Ft. Monmouth, NJ 07703
e-mail: chomsky@doim6.monmouth.army.mil