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The next generation of command post computing
Author(s): Ross D. Arnold; Aaron J. Lieb; Jason M. Samuel; Mitchell A. Burger
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Paper Abstract

The future of command post computing demands an innovative new solution to address a variety of challenging operational needs. The Command Post of the Future is the Army’s primary command and control decision support system, providing situational awareness and collaborative tools for tactical decision making, planning, and execution management from Corps to Company level. However, as the U.S. Army moves towards a lightweight, fully networked battalion, disconnected operations, thin client architecture and mobile computing become increasingly essential. The Command Post of the Future is not designed to support these challenges in the coming decade. Therefore, research into a hybrid blend of technologies is in progress to address these issues. This research focuses on a new command and control system utilizing the rich collaboration framework afforded by Command Post of the Future coupled with a new user interface consisting of a variety of innovative workspace designs. This new system is called Tactical Applications. This paper details a brief history of command post computing, presents the challenges facing the modern Army, and explores the concepts under consideration for Tactical Applications that meet these challenges in a variety of innovative ways.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9456, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement XIV, 94560W (23 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182184
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Ross D. Arnold, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Aaron J. Lieb, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Jason M. Samuel, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Mitchell A. Burger, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9456:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement XIV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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