SAUNA - Situation Awareness UDOP for the Nuclear Arsenal
ABSTRACT: The Situation Awareness User-Definable Operational Picture (UDOP) for Nuclear Awareness (SAUNA) provides an innovative, cost-effective, and deployable solution for supporting nuclear weapon inventory control, tracking, and analysis. The results from the Phase I effort demonstrated: (1) the feasibility of our technical approach to meet all Air Force program objectives; (2) the ability of our approach to support a network-centric SOA for positive inventory control and assessment; (3) the value of our unique mixed-initiative environment for human-systems collaboration; and (4) the ability for our cognitive engineering and human factors skills to identify needs in the operational environment. Phase II will build an operationally capable prototype of SAUNA based on the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) Mission System (JMS) UDOP and infrastructure. SAUNA will facilitate data gathering, storage, and analysis in order to maximize the potential of positive inventory control (PIC) and increase the accuracy of daily nuclear weapon-related material tracking. BENEFIT: SAUNA will facilitate effective positive inventory control through system-induced reduction of manual comparison and data accessibility. SAUNA will automate data gathering, storage, and management, including the ability to rapidly ingest and store data from the various current formats used, such as MS SharePoint and Excel. It will support system-based data fusion, reducing human error and ensuring operators can conduct legitimate analysis; this includes fusion of augmenting and ancillary data points, including 2D/3D context, current world events, and weather data.
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