CTS 04 DEMO II
Collaboration Tools for Integrated Missile Warning
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
The Air Force Space Command is at the forefront of providing space based capabilities to battle commanders. This is especially so in the Force Enhancement mission area where space systems provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; ballistic missile warning; communications; weather; and navigation information to warfighters worldwide. Enabling the space force to meet the fast-paced and dynamic demand for this information are mission rehearsals and exercises meant to hone operator skills and optimize command and control processes. Inherent in these activities is collaboration between multiple parties--human to human, human to computer, and computer to computer. This collaboration takes place in all phases of these activities, from planning and set up to execution to post activity analysis.
Ball and Sytronics have developed collaboration tools to assist the space warfighter set up and execute these mission rehearsal and exercise events. Furthermore, several of these tools are readily useful on the operations floor to satisfy the collaboration needs of conducting distributed decision making. This computer-provided decision support and collaboration assistance is essential for space warfighters to continue to meet the increasing information and situation assessment needs of battle commanders.
At CTS 2004,
we will demonstrate the collaboration technologies developed for the missile
warning mission rehearsal and exercise domain. The demonstration will showcase the
tools use in a number of activities.
For setting up a mission rehearsal, we will demonstrate an intelligent
event planning system that allows instructors to collaborate with intelligent
software agents and other instructors to quickly form training plans and
simulation environments that meet rehearsal requirements. This system utilizes Ball's
Mr. Eric Loomis, R&D Program
Manager, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.,
Mr. John Friskie, Sytronics, Inc.,
KnowledgeKinetics¢â, Voice Recognition, Instructor Operator Station, Web-Based Planning and Training, Satellite Modeling, Student Instructor Interaction Models.
Eric Loomis is a senior software engineer and manager of research
programs for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science in
Computer Science from
John Friskie is a senior program manager with the Modeling, Simulation,
and Training Group of SYTRONICS, Inc. in