COURSE # ROO-410
C4ISR: PRINCIPLES, REQUIREMENTS, AND SYSTEMS
June 24-26, 2013, in Washington, DC
...a most comprehensive treatment of C4ISR, from the basic scientific principles through to the network-centric vision and the digital battlespace...
Modern warfare is conducted at longer ranges and with greater precision than ever before. Overall mission effectiveness increasingly depends upon systems and services external to a weapon system. Those systems and services fall in the domain of "C4ISR ".
This course presents a comprehensive view of C4ISR. Beginning with C4ISR, the course begins with its fundamental scientific principles, shows how those principles are exploited in specific technologies, describes current systems that take the technology into the theater of war, and concludes with a look at the vision of the future "network-centric" battlespace.
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the:
- Role of C4ISR in the modern military and the metrics of its effectiveness.
- Theory and operations of command, control and communications (C3) systems.
- Physics of materials signatures, sensors, and detection mechanisms.
- Technologies and systems used to collect, fuse, and disseminate information.
- DoD vision for networking a system of systems to support Joint Vision 2010.
Who should attend:
This course is intended for managers, engineers, analysts, and operators who are involved in one or more aspects of C4ISR and desire a broader view, as well as for all those who are entering the field. For maximum benefit, a scientific or engineering background is helpful, but not required. The course provides detailed examples, references, and guidance for continued application of the principles presented to future problems in C4ISR.
Day 1: Current and future C4ISR architectures with reference to current DoD specifications; the DoD Command and Control Hierarchy; an overview of European C4ISR; and Net-centric & Cyber Warfare.
Day 2: Principles and application of ISR for situational awareness and operations.
Day 3: Sensor & Data Fusion, theory to practice, in support of Tracking and Situational Awareness with particular attention to UAV operations. Course concludes with an overview of Communications principles and systems with an emphasis on SATCOM and tactical systems.
Day I: C4ISR Architectures and Command & Control
- Definitions, Overview and Examples
- The OODA Loop
- European C4ISR – Review of European Systems and Investments
- C4ISR in action for US Air Force operations
- C4ISR on US Navy ships
- Joint Vision 2010, 2020
- DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Overview
- Linking Successful Warfighting, Interoperability and Well Crafted Architectures
- Operational, Systems, Technical Views – UML representations
- Cyber-Warfare: Threats, Defense Organizations and Defensive Strategy
- The Global Information Grid (GIG) and the Distributed Common Ground Station (DCGS)
- Evolution of Systems and Networks; Estimating Future Performance
- Service Oriented Architectures and Interoperability
Day 2: ISR - Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance
- Command and Control
- Contingency Operations and their Organization – Unified Commands, the Joint Task Force
- Air Battle Management
- C2 Hierarchy
- Systems and Commands
- Sensor-to-Shooter, Time Critical Targeting (TCT) Approaches and Lessons Learned
- Fundamentals, Operations, and Examples
- Fundamentals – Target Signatures and Sensor Type
- Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC)
- Current and Future Systems
- Electronics Intelligence (ELINT)
- Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
- Image Intelligence (IMINT)
- Passive Sensors
- Signals Intercept
- Direction Finding
- IR – Multi-, Hyper-, Ultra-Spectral – characteristics and effectiveness
- Radar: Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), I(Inverse)SAR, IF(Inter-Ferometric)SAR
- Clutter and Noise considerations
- Tracking & Measurement Association
- Kalman Filters
- Multiple Hypothesis Tracking
- Interacting Multiple Models (IMM)
Day 3: Sensor & Data Fusion; Communications
- Platforms and Sensors – National
- Space Based Radar (SBR) UAVs
- Satellite Constellations and Persistent Coverage
- Overview of various ISR satellite constellations
- Sensor Fusion and UAV Operations
- Systems analysis – building integrated sensor networks
- Performance and Examples
- Example Systems
- Visualization and M&S: Virtual Tour of an Integrated Sensor Network
- Precision Targeting: Target Location
- Methods of Geolocation
- Errors in Target Location
- Implications for Battle Management
- Fundamentals and definitions
- Coding and Error Detection
- Joint Tactical Radio System – JTRS
- Jamming and Low Probability of Intercept / Detection (LPI/LPD) techniques
- Military Communication Channels – TADILs (Tactical Data and Information Links): Link-11, Link-16
- Interoperability Bandwidth
- Coordinate Alignment
- Coordination in Theater
- TADIL systems
- Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Time Division Multiple Access, etc.
- Satellite Communications
- Link Analysis
- SATCOM Systems
- Current and future
- The 2020 Transformational Communications Architecture (TCA)
- SATCOM and C4ISR Architecture Evolution
About the Instructor
William J. Geckle is a Principal Staff Physicist at Johns Hopkins University in the Air and Missile Defense Department, Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), and a faculty member at OEI. During his 33-year career as a scientist in Defense Technology, he led the Fires and Targeting team for the ONR "Extending the Littoral Battlespace " ACTD, served as technical lead for several Real Time In To / Out of the Cockpit (RTIC/RTOC) programs, gained extensive experience in the development of solutions for Joint TADIL communications, and was a designer of the JSF C4ISR architecture. He also led the C4ISR architecture development for both NGA 's Global Network Centric and Targeting (GNCST) program that provides tailored products in support of Time Critical Targeting around the world and for Long Range Strike (LRS), the Air Force future strike platform for penetration of denied air space. He led a transformational effort for DoD AT&L to improve the Ground Picture by heavily leveraging upstream data fusion. He is currently supporting the development of the U.S. Navy 's next generation surface radar, AMDR. Mr. Geckle has extensive technical experience in C4ISR in the support of Air Force, Navy, Marine, Army, Coast Guard and national agency operations.
Mr. Geckle has authored over two dozen technical publications in areas of C4ISR and tracking. He also holds a pending patent for a new, fused GMTI/VMTI/EO tracking technology and one for Electronic Protection. He holds a M.S. degree in Physics from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Course: ROO-410 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16
Please direct any additional inquiries regarding our courses to Zygmond Turski, Program Director, by e-mail, FAX: (240) 371-4488 or TELEPHONE: (202) 241-6326.
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Last modified February 15, 2013.