Object-Based C2 Visualization Workstation Architecture
Department of Defense
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AbstractThe command and control (C2) architecture is currently a static client-server environment allowing applications to communicate with their data and in some cases with other applications. The C2 architecture of tomorrow needs to be more diverse, providing for distributed objects to interact with many plug-and play applications. Each platform should be capable of being dynamically configured to run applications specific to tbe task being accomplished by the soldier. The ultimate goal of the C2 architecture environment is to develop an architecture capable of running heirarch of intelligent agents that work cooperatively with the many diverse applications needed by soldiers to complete all of their C2 tasks. The architecture is flexible enough to handle current system requirements and the technology enhancements of the future. There are two essential distributed object-oriented technoligies that will make this architecture possible: CORBA and Java. CORBA provides the mechanism for accessing distributed objects and invoking their behaviors from multiple cooperating agents. Java provides new agents with a platform independent presentation of these distributed objects. BENEFITS: Successful completion of this effort provides a solid technical architecture for developing and delivering a robust framework where applications and data sources can interoperate in a plug-and-play environment. Soldiers no longer have to consider how applications input and output data, but only need to consider the application's capabilities.
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