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LG based decision aid for naval tactical action officer’s (TAO) workstation
Author(s): Boris Stilman; Vladimir Yakhnis; Oleg Umanskiy; Ron Boyd
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Paper Abstract

In the increasingly NetCentric battlespace of the 21st century, Stilman Advanced Strategies Linguistic Geometry software has the potential to revolutionize the way that the Navy fights in two key areas: as a Tactical Decision Aid and for creating a relevant Common Operating Picture. Incorporating STILMAN's software into a prototype Tactical Action Officers (TAO) workstation as a Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) will allow warfighters to manage their assets more intelligently and effectively. This prototype workstation will be developed using human-centered design principles and will be an open, component-based architecture for combat control systems for future small surface combatants. It will integrate both uninhabited vehicles and onboard sensors and weapon systems across a squadron of small surface combatants. In addition, the hypergame representation of complex operations provides a paradigm for the presentation of a common operating picture to operators and personnel throughout the command hierarchy. In the hypergame technology there are game levels that span the range from the tactical to the global strategy level, with each level informing the others. This same principle will be applied to presenting the relevant common operating picture to operators. Each operator will receive a common operating picture that is appropriate for their level in the command hierarchy. The area covered by this operating picture and the level of detail contained within it will be dependent upon the specific tasks the operator is performing (supervisory vice tactical control) and the level of the operator (or command personnel) within the command hierarchy. Each level will inform the others to keep the picture concurrent and up-to-date.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5805, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science IX, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609724
Show Author Affiliations
Boris Stilman, STILMAN Advanced Strategies (United States)
Vladimir Yakhnis, STILMAN Advanced Strategies (United States)
Oleg Umanskiy, STILMAN Advanced Strategies (United States)
Ron Boyd, STILMAN Advanced Strategies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5805:
Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science IX
Dawn A. Trevisani; Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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