Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

IV.G.08. Advanced Command, Control, and Communications (C3) Modeling and Simulation. Objective is to provide modeling and simulation (M&S) tools that accurately represent dissemination, processing, and transmission of information generated and collected on the battlefield. Approach includes developing systems performance models (SPMs) to support the introduction of emerging high-speed information transport technologies, including Near-Term Digital Radio (NTDR), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switching, personal communications systems (PCS), High-Capacity Trunk Radio (HCTR), and Radio Access Point (RAP); developing distributed interactive simulations focused on supporting the development of integrated, survivable, and adaptive information networks; and adopting the High Level Architecture (HLA) to develop a Common Modeling Environment (CME) capable of supporting all M&S domains. By FY98, provide integrated division/corps SPM, which includes all Battlefield Information Transmission System (BITS) elements. By FY99, provide virtual communications systems models that support man-in-the-loop evaluation and training for Force XXI. By FY00, transition existing virtual and systems performance models to CME to facilitate model enhancements for BITS acquisition/fielding and to realize cost/benefit ratio improvements in use of M&S. By FY01, complete transition to CME and demonstrate next-generation tools for initialization, management, and data reduction that will reduce time required to setup, execute, and analyze results of simulations and user-interface technology that supports use by the Warfighter for mission planning/training. S&TCD Funded, C2SID Executed.

Supports: Digital Battlefield Communications (DBC) and Battlespace Command and Control (BC2) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) programs and Battlefield Information Transmission System (BITS).

Chandu Sheth Carolyn Nash Tom Mims
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