Coalition Shared Database Implementation
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162 Genesee Street, Utica, NY, 13502
AbstractBlack River Systems Company, Inc. proposes to research, design and demonstrate a cost effective, bandwidth efficient information storage and dissemination system to provide a more robust awareness of the battlefield and fully exploit the capabilities of coalition systems. Targeted towards the CAESAR program, the system will facilitate interoperability between coalition data generating entities, exploitation stations, and command and control assets. Modern distributed data sharing networks, dissemination architectures, registered data formats, security techniques and generic software layer methodologies shall be investigated and selected for use in the creation of a software specification and implementation plan for transitioning towards Phase II. Specifically, the primary emphasis of Phase I will be to: (1) identify current shortcomings of data information sharing among NATO coalition systems, (2) investigate current technology products, concepts and methodologies which apply towards solving these issues, (3) design a system solution to exploit the full capabilities of these systems, and (4) demonstrate efficient information sharing within a controlled laboratory environment such as the AFRL Fusion Facility. The Phase I results will be leveraged towards the development of a Phase II prototype with sufficient maturity to be integrated into a future CAESAR exercise for validation and refinement.
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