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Virtual command center for distributed collaborative undersea warfare
Author(s): Robert J. Barton III; L. Miquel Encarnacao; Richard T. Shane; Ernest Drew; Jim F. Mulhearn
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Paper Abstract

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) and its partners have developed a prototype CTI (Command Technology Initiatives) Test Bed to demonstrate the utility of a facility where warfighters, government, academia and industry can evaluate the application of collaborate decision support and advanced computer graphics technologies to submarine command and control. The CTI Test bed is currently comprised of three components: Collaborative Visualization Environment (CVE) for Submarine Command and Control, which provides a coherent 3-D display of the perceived undersea battlespace. Individual windows can display multi-dimensional data/information to support a common picture of undersea battlespace management and tactical control; Submarine Fleet Mission Programming Library (SFMPL) which provides environmental data, such as transmission loss, to CVE; Command and Control Data Server which provides contact reports, areas of uncertainty, and ownship/contact motion to CVE Facilitated by a CORBA4 (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) compliant architecture, remotely connected collaborators interact via a computer network to generate and share information. Additionally, collaborators communicate orally via network telephony. Currently, the CTI Test bed is configured to provide volumetric displays of: undersea battlespace w/ bathymetry; Detection/Counter-detection regions for a given probability of detection; Contact(s) Volume of Uncertainty The CTI Test Bed provides a CORBA compliant framework, which can be readily expanded to evaluate candidate applications of collaborative command and tactical decision support and advanced computer graphics technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4037, Digitization of the Battlespace V and Battlefield Biomedical Technologies II, (4 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395056
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Barton III, Fraunhofer Ctr. for Research in Computer Graphics, Inc. (United States)
L. Miquel Encarnacao, Fraunhofer Ctr. for Research in Computer Graphics, Inc. (United States)
Richard T. Shane, Innovative Research & Development Corp. (United States)
Ernest Drew, Sonalysts, Inc. (United States)
Jim F. Mulhearn, Naval Undersea Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4037:
Digitization of the Battlespace V and Battlefield Biomedical Technologies II
Raja Suresh; Homer H. Pien; Homer H. Pien, Editor(s)

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