APPENDIX B:  ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

Overview

Contemporary, developing, and proposed technology initiatives build the emerging foundation for naval TAMD. This appendix identifies many of the significant technology initiatives transforming naval warfare. The listing of representative projects and systems supports the assertions which are central to the concept. The fate of individual projects is unimportant, particularly for the purposes of this concept paper. The guiding ideas and purposes shared by these projects are important, and the findings from these experiments will be incorporated into the resulting operational systems which are delivered to the Fleet and the Fleet Marine Force.

Infrastructure Projects

Advanced Fusion Multifunction Information Transfer System (MMITS) building an open architecture for wireless networking systems, building a common architecture for software radios. (USAF, Rome Laboratory)

Airborne Communications Node (ACN) program to provide quick-response capability to provide robust communications infrastructure for military operations. (DARPA Battlefield Visualization Concept)

Battlefield Awareness and Data Dissemination (BADD) program for battlefield awareness, access, and information management. (DARPA Information Systems Office)

Defense Information Infrastructure (DII), the Defense Integrated Switching Network (DISN), and the Common Operating Environment (COE) programs. (DISA and the ASD for C3I)

Dynamic Multi-User Information Fusion (DMIF) programs to help warfighters extract meaning from floods of data and information, adapting to different users, different CONOPS’, and different capabilities. (DARPA Information Systems Office)

Geospatial Information Infrastructure (National Imagery and Mapping Agency)

Global Network Initiative (GNI). (COMSEVENTHFLT)

High-Performance Knowledge Bases (HPKB) program to develop a new class of intelligent battlefield systems. (DARPA Information Systems Office)

Joint Maritime Command Information Systems (JMCIS)and the Global Command and Control System (GCCS) program. (OPNAV N6)

Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (JWID) program, experimenting with projects designed to improve warfighting effectiveness (Joint Staff, J-6)

Sea-Based Battle Lab. (COMTHIRDFLEET, NRaD, et.al.)

Technology Development for the JFACC Program, providing foundation for the "JFACC After Next" which can be adapted to any Service, as well as to land and naval planning processes. (DARPA Information Systems Office)

Warfighter Information Network (WIN) systems architecture concept for integrated communications and information services using wireless networks. (US Army Signal Center)

Application Projects

Advanced Cooperative Collection Management (ACCM) program to improve management and employment of force sensors. (DARPA Information Systems Office)

Advanced Power Projection Planning and Execution (APPEX), a force level planning application within the GCCS/JMCIS environment. (Naval Research Laboratory)

Common Image Processor (CIP) for receipt, processing, and distribution of imagery from airborne sensors. (Northrop Grumman Corp.)

Commander’s Planning and Execution Toolset (CPET) for naval and joint planning. (COMTHIRDFLEET, DARPA, NRaD)

Faster Than Real Time Simulation program to support battlefield decision. (DARPA Information Systems Office)

Force Threat Evaluation and Weapons Assignment (Force TEWA) system. (JHU-APL)

Integrated Combat Operations Center (NCCOSC NRaD)

Intelligent Integration of Information (I*3) program application of information technology to support intelligent use and distribution of information from dynamic, distributed, and heterogeneous data sources. (DARPA Information Systems Office)

Powerscene visualization program. (Defense Mapping Agency)

Quick Response Capability (QRC) simulator for visualizing and analyzing ballistic missile defense concepts and capabilities. (Joint National Test Facility)

The Responsive Workbench program, supporting interaction between multiple participants in a shared virtual environment projected in a physical space. (Naval Research Laboratory)

Theater Planning Tool (TPT) for joint forces planning and analysis of ballistic missile defense. (Joint National Test Facility)

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