Concept for a Special Operations Planning and Analysis System 9781423559863

Concept for a Special Operations Planning and Analysis System

ISBN-10: 142355986X
ISBN-13: 9781423559863
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PUBLISHER: Storming Media
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Product Description: This thesis designed and partially implemented a platform independent mission planning and analysis system for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The ability to move to platform independent technologies is particularly meaningful for the special operations community that could never expect to move to a standardized computer planning system for their joint, multi-national, and inter-agency operations. This thesis also investigates the ability to integrate legacy systems in an open architecture on an object web. In addition, this thesis incorporates current operations research methods into this system to show their importance in planning and analysis. The system is developed in the Java programming language using the loosely coupled components architecture. The system involves an image component that contains a map with overlays. Discussion of an object web established using a common object request broker architecture (CORBA) integrating legacy systems ends this portion of the research. To show the relevance of this system, a scenario involving joint and coalition forces is developed. The scenario demonstrates the usefulness and need for platform independent planning and analysis systems. Finally, this thesis recommends an architecture that USSOCOM should investigate for its future mission planning, analysis, rehearsal, and execution (MPARE) system.

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