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Transforming fleet network operations with collaborative decision support and augmented reality technologies

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Authors
Fay, John J.
Subjects
Network operations
Network management
Collaboration
Augmented reality
FORCEnet
Decision support system
Advisors
Bordetsky, Alex
Date of Issue
2004-03
Date
March 2004
Publisher
Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Current network administrators use network management software to monitor and control elements within a network. This is largely a manual process since managers must interrogate devices individually and evaluate performance statistics manually. The systems provide multiple views on network data but lack capabilities that allow operators to visualize network performance. Since personnel are required to identify problems, interpret potential solutions, and decide on appropriate corrective measures without automatic assistance, maintaining and solving problems for a network can be time-consuming and complex significantly reducing network efficiency. Since FORCENET is a heterogeneous concept that combines various C4I networks, sensors, weapon systems, and platforms, a new model must be developed for network operations. This paper researches an improved model for fleet network operations management for distributed sea-based forces using existing technologies. Combining a collaborative tool, Decision Support System (DSS), and Augmented Reality (AR) imagery transforms Naval information network management from a "minimum threshold" to an "operations fusion" perspective. Little is known about AR technologies, but the potential exists for virtual network operations centers that can remotely direct networks for sea and shore assets through collaborative efforts. The product of this paper will serve as a baseline for network operations in the network centric environment.
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Information Sciences (IS)
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
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Format
xvi 87 P. : ill. (some col.), col. maps
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.
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