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Interoperability, data control and battlespace visualization using XML, XSLT and X3D

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Authors
Neushul, James D.
Subjects
Extensible Markup Language
XML
Extensible 3D Graphics
X3D
Extensible Stylesheet Language for Transformation
XSLT
XML Schema
Interoperability
Battlespace Visualization
Command and Control
Data Control, Digital Terrain Elevation Data(DTED)
Geodesy
Position Reporting
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Multi-Agent Systems
Battlespace Generic Hub
Land Command and Control Information Exchange Data Model
LC2IEDM
ATCCIS
Network-Centric Warfare
Java, Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework
XMSF
MOVES
SAVAGE
Advisors
Brutzman, Don
Date of Issue
2003-09
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This work represents the realization of Network-Centric goals of interoperability, information management, systems integration and cohesive battlespace visualization using networked computer technology. The application of structured data methodologies using the E xtensible Markup Language (XML) allows organizations and systems to exchange and process battlespace information cooperatively. The practical application of this technology is demonstrated. Governance of information systems using structured data and the rejection of proprietary, application specific solutions is a leadership responsibility that is defined as Data Control. XML is presented as a leadership control measure that can be used to achieve Network-Centricity on the battlefield. The fundamental principles of XML application development are presented in the context of warfighting. Exemplars address a cross-section of battlespace applications. The visualization of the physical battlefield is demonstrated with network delivered 3D terrain views. Geodesy and position reporting is addressed using an XML defined data structure to enforce interoperability. An XML expression of the Battlespace Generic Hub is applied to joint and multilateral interoperability and information exchange. An approach to the effective employment of multiple different, but cooperative, autonomous systems in the battlespace uses XML to define parameters that determine artificial intelligence multi-agent behavior and environmental factors. This thesis combines a critical analysis of the priorities of Network- Centricity and interoperability with practical and functional exemplars that demonstrate the efficacy of extensible architectures. The pragmatic approach is directed at the warfighter, and leadership challenges are identified.
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Thesis
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Computer Science
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
xvii, 178 p. : ill. (some col.) ;
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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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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