Tactical air threat query system demonstration
George, William Arthur, Jr.
Poock, Gary K
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This work demonstrates an application of recent computer technology to the tactical air force intelligence field - Operations and Estimates. The demonstration integrates message handling, data manipulation, threat assessment and labeling, as well as graphic and visual displays into a battle management information system - Query AF. Emphasis was place on the human interface capabilities with the structured database query system. The database was representative of those Warsaw Pact forces envisioned to oppose the air forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization within the Southern Region of Europe. A scenario of database inquiry (query) and management was chosen from the tactical air force command and control environment. The format for the commands is a structured subset of English in the Air Force intelligence context. Prompting insures the user is always aware of computer required inputs. Query AD was primarily directed towards the capability to rapidly present, update, assess and disseminate the air threat. Other applications are foreseen in such areas as target intelligence and force status.