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Integrating Leading US C4ISR Technologies to Support Nations’ Capabilities. Bill Skidmore Engineering Manager, FMS & International Business TAMSCO. US’ Situation Awareness Communications Infrastructure Digitized Voice C2 Applications Information Sharing Security

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Integrating leading us c4isr technologies to support nations capabilities

Integrating Leading US C4ISR Technologies to Support Nations’ Capabilities

Bill Skidmore

Engineering Manager, FMS & International Business

TAMSCO


Typically employed technologies

US’ Situation Awareness Nations’ Capabilities

Communications Infrastructure

Digitized Voice

C2 Applications

Information Sharing

Security

Responds to documented recent Operational Doctrine

Coalition Members

Analog voice telephone and radio communications

Computer-generated paper reports

Responds to 1970’s Doctrine

Typically Employed Technologies


Typical nations capability requirements
Typical Nations’ Capability Requirements Nations’ Capabilities

  • Communications Infrastructure

  • Support Infrastructure

  • Information Processing

    • Country-specific reports

    • Coalition-required reporting

    • “Situation Awareness”


Getting there developing a roadmap

Getting There - Developing a Roadmap Nations’ Capabilities


Develop a c4isr system architecture using mission threads

Develop Operational Concept Overview Nations’ Capabilities

Define Organizations

Develop System Architecture

Capture Information Flows & Characterize Data

Develop a C4ISR System Architecture using Mission Threads


Identify solution technologies for nations c4isr requirements

Communications Infrastructure Nations’ Capabilities

Business Process (re)Engineering using appropriate framework

Identify Solution Technologies for Nations’ C4ISR Requirements

Nations Requirements

Roadmap Tasks

Buy Communications Stuff

Derive

  • Communications System Design

Don’t forget

  • Define Support Infrastructure

    • Training

    • Maintenance

    • Transportation


Considerations for integrating us c4isr technologies
Considerations for Integrating US C4ISR Technologies Nations’ Capabilities

  • Suitability

    • Does it address the requirements?

    • How much ancillary technology is needed?

  • Exportability

  • Cost

    • Capital

    • Recurring

    • Support


Integrating us c4isr technologies
Integrating US C4ISR Technologies Nations’ Capabilities

  • Communications interoperability with legacy systems

    • Interoperability by purchasing the same systems - retire legacy elements

      • Limited interoperability because the exported capability is usually at least one version older than what the US is using

    • Interoperation by utilizing a gateway that can translate between legacy and objective interface

      • NATO telephony interoperability standards support this approach, but inherent loss of some functionality

    • Near-universal use of TCP/IP increases probability of success for IP-based voice and data applications (still not guaranteed)

    • Candidate interoperability techniques can be assessed at interoperability exercises (e.g., Combined Endeavor)

But, rate of military technology improvements > military technology interoperability


Integrating us c4isr technologies cont d
Integrating US C4ISR Technologies (cont’d) Nations’ Capabilities

  • Information interoperability with legacy systems

    • Purchasing the same systems is unlikely due to export control restrictions

    • Utilizing a gateway for interoperability inherently inserts error, or causes a loss of granularity or functionality

    • Relying on standards is not fail-safe

      • Standards’ interpretation is notoriously inconsistent unless market driven (e.g., Java and XML)


Integrating us c4isr technologies cont d1
Integrating US C4ISR Technologies (cont’d) Nations’ Capabilities

  • Given the significant investment to achieve infrastructure and information interoperability, probably the best way is to utilize Web Portals with underlying TCP/IP infrastructure

  • Often, dynamic translation is supported

  • Easily maintained

  • Relatively low cost

Portal demonstrated at AFCEA Europe 2000