Information Technology
<ul><li>N2R is the NITES (Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System) II Redesign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Pro...
Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System-II (NITES-II) Object-Oriented Redesign (N2R) <ul><li>Employs modern Object-...
N2R Development Overview <ul><li>Combined requirements from five mission planning aids and four user groups (Air, Surface,...
N2R – GCCS Display & User Interface Task List Area provides users with logical task flow to access data and products Task ...
<ul><li>Existing software baseline already delivered to Navy, Air Force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navy TAC MOBILE, TSC’s, CVN’...
N2R Installations <ul><li>GOTS Product - No proprietary licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple installation options – applica...
N2R Capabilities  <ul><li>Operator Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive user interface minimizes the amount of trainin...
<ul><li>Undersea Acoustic Predictions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SVP viewer, retrieval, editors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prop...
<ul><li>Solar Lunar Almanac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point and click illumination data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick acces...
Architecture Layer Decomposition <ul><li>Tiered Architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolates code change impacts within la...
<ul><li>Disciplined Engineering Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Portable: Object-Oriented Design </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible: Mu...
Customized Systems Overview <ul><li>N2R </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NITES II development of initial architecture </li></ul></ul>...
N2R – Atmospheric Acoustics <ul><li>Atmospheric Acoustic Predictions (AAP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application shows detecti...
N2R – Observation Thresholding Operators can control ICAO color displays and filters for the COP, and set thresholds based...
<ul><li>N2R provides an auto update view of issued TAFs </li></ul><ul><li>TAFs can be threshold similar to observations to...
N2R – Route Thresholds & TBMCS Interface The latest air missions can be ingested from ATO messages in TBMCS – freeing the ...
N2R – Route Cross-section By clicking on a highlighted route, the operator is presented with a meteogram panel display tha...
N2R – TAWS EO/IR Predictions TAWS uses DTED Terrain and forecast  grids for detection ranges   TAWS provides detection ran...
Sample of N2R Capabilities Warfare Planning Support
N2R – AREPS RADAR Predictions AREPS full field plot shows radar lobe propagation at  altitudes and interaction with DTED t...
N2R Joint Thresholding Segment (JTS) <ul><li>N2R integrates environmental threshold impact zones for platforms and sensors...
Sample of N2R Capabilities MPRA ASW Mission Support
N2R – ASPS Sonar Predictions Full field plot displays convergence zone or bottom bounce for passive acoustic sensors  Sens...
N2R – Multi-Static Active ASPECT Pattern effectiveness is displayed in an X/Y plot of PD or PC vs total pings Tables of pi...
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  2. 2. <ul><li>N2R is the NITES (Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System) II Redesign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Program Sponsor: Navy PEO C4I, PMW-120 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational system of record certified for use by DISA (GCCS-J) and NETWARCOM (GCCS-M) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with GCCS-M and GCCS-J – also available as a stand alone product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From 2001-2004, java migration / object oriented redesign from legacy NITES 2000, GCCS 3.X </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrades and operational fielding from 2004-2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>N2R provides Navy and Joint Users software applications which: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow the user to visualize environmental data/products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze the data/products and quantify effects on missions, platforms, equipment and sensors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current applications provide the following functional capabilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform Acoustic Sensor Performance Predictions, including ASPECT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess environmental impacts on war fighting platforms and weapons systems (JTS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depict Meteorological and Oceanographic Nowcasts and Forecasts on the COP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visualize the Undersea and Atmospheric Environment at both a Point and Area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform Electromagnetic Performance Prediction (AREPS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform Electro-Optical Performance Prediction (TAWS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform Coastal Predictions (SURF & TIDES) </li></ul></ul>Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System-II (NITES-II) Object-Oriented Redesign (N2R)
  3. 3. Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System-II (NITES-II) Object-Oriented Redesign (N2R) <ul><li>Employs modern Object-Oriented (OO) architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Java technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-tiered architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides warfighter ability to support multi-missions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GCCS 4.X framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products are exportable to C2PC, FalconView and NGA Earth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GDIT - prime contractor for N2R </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing N2R engineering support to Navy, Air Force, NATO and Boeing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture and Design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Engineering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration and Testing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment and Installation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training Services </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. N2R Development Overview <ul><li>Combined requirements from five mission planning aids and four user groups (Air, Surface, Subsurface and Ashore) </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-N2R Mission Planning systems had ~ 1.8 Million source lines of code (SLOC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>N2R has ~ 350K SLOC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 Tier Architecture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decoupled Tiers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-use of Objects and components </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very limited duplication of system or COE components </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Architecture design has allowed GDIT to leverage the N2R architecture into several systems </li></ul><ul><li>HSI / Task driven interface </li></ul>
  5. 5. N2R – GCCS Display & User Interface Task List Area provides users with logical task flow to access data and products Task Action Area. Provides Graphs, Tabular Plots, & Edit Functions with out covering the COP display GCCS-M /J System Functions Animation and Time Controls Products integrated with GCCS Track Display
  6. 6. <ul><li>Existing software baseline already delivered to Navy, Air Force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navy TAC MOBILE, TSC’s, CVN’s, LHA’s, Air Force CAOC’s, P-8A MMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written in Java with NUWC CM baseline ready for code re-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with to multiple data sources (FNMOC, AFWA, NWS, Coalition/UKMO) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated with GCCS-J / M 4.0 and 4.1 baselines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All applications integrated with GCCS ICSF COP display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications correlate / interact with GCCS TMS server for live track data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products can imported / exported across the GCCS LAN / WAN and C2PC clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routing Tools, Track Services Integration via TBMCS, GCCS comms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time based analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exploit windows of opportunity for mission success </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>HMI Design, logical work flow, common to all N2R applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive interface design minimizes operator work load </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design coordinated with NUWC HMI experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing operational community input to system engineering process </li></ul></ul>N2R Capabilities
  7. 7. N2R Installations <ul><li>GOTS Product - No proprietary licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple installation options – applications can be tailored for specific missions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GCCS-M 4.0.2 and 4.1 (DII-COE certified segments) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Navy ship/TSC installs (GCCS-M 4.0.2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USS NIMITZ - complete </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USS TARAWA – complete </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TSC/TAC MOBILE - complete </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All CVNs, LHDs with GCCS-M 4.1 deployment in FY08 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GCCS-J 4.0.2 (DII-COE certified segments) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operations Centers (JFCOM, CENTCOM, STRATCOM, SOCOM, EUCOM, PACCOM) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand alone versions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laptops, InstallShield package, simplified install </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing for P-8A MMA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USMC, and SOF community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>US Air Force Command Air Operations Centers (CAOC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Al Udeid, Qatar (May 07), Ramstein Germany (June 07), Hickham (July 07), Osan, South Korea (Aug 07), Barksdale (Sep 07), Davis Monthan (Oct 07) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FMS cases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NATO (July 07), Taiwan (March 08), Korea (FY08), Pakistan (FY09) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. N2R Capabilities <ul><li>Operator Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive user interface minimizes the amount of training required to run the software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built for mission planners with a variety of skill levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Default values for novices / drill-down capabilities for more skilled users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not need to be a subject matter expert to run software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All applications have a similar look-and-feel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use supports a minimal manpower concept </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Product Export / Reach Back Capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most N2R products can be saved as session files and exported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows shore based operators to run software and then forward session files remotely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forward deployed operators can use session files completed ashore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces work load locally </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full data set that went into analysis is available in session file </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low bandwidth requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Development Areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental web service – being developed for USW DSS to support STDA, other apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service is independent of GCCS / COE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing effort through DISA to integrate with CJMTK, NECC </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Undersea Acoustic Predictions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SVP viewer, retrieval, editors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propagation loss, ambient noise acoustic range predictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area Performance Predictions, ASPECT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classified sensor databases (editable) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MODAS, climo databases, bathymetry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Threshold rule editors (JTS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plot “No Go” zones to COP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive threshold rule builder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large library of rule sets for Navy platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Route editors and route thresholding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to ingest routes for aircraft from ATO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web service integration - TBMCS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can edit routes and waypoints manually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily adaptable for ship route analysis </li></ul></ul>N2R - Mission Support Examples
  10. 10. <ul><li>Solar Lunar Almanac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point and click illumination data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick access to daily tables </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AREPS / TAWS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EM, ESM, Comms and EO sensor predictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensor setting recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View and analyze sensor ranges on GCCS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Import / Export mechanisms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed for P-8A MMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to ingest in-situ data from local sensors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editors allow observations to be modified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily merged with MODAS or historical data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XBT import / export </li></ul></ul>N2R - Mission Support Examples
  11. 11. Architecture Layer Decomposition <ul><li>Tiered Architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolates code change impacts within layer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for incorporation of external applications which can be independently maintained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports distributed processing techniques for better performance and greater reliability </li></ul></ul>GUI Presentation Browser or Client TMS VNE NCS VNE NCS Oceanographic Data Processing Environmental Impact Electro - Magnetic Predictions Electro - Optical Predictions Acoustic Predictions Surf/Tide Predictions Decision Aid Layer Data Processing Tier Domain Servers Data Access MetOc Visualization Briefing Tool Data Maintenance Atmospheric Data Processing Acoustic Data Modeling Observation Data Processing Imagery Data Processing Electro - Magnetic Data Modeling Electro - Optical Data Modeling Surf/Tides Data Modeling Platform Data Processing Sensor Data Processing Oceanographic Data Server Atmospheric Data Server Observation Data Server Imagery Data Server Platform Data Server Sensor Data Server Track Data Server Data Source Platform/Sensor DB FNMOC NAVO ONI GCCS - M AFWA (JWIS)
  12. 12. <ul><li>Disciplined Engineering Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Portable: Object-Oriented Design </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible: Multi-tier Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable: Browser based </li></ul><ul><li>Extendable: Acoustic, Medical, and other Domains </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of Use via Task-based Operability </li></ul><ul><li>Deployed: GCCS FoS </li></ul>Family of Systems Approach
  13. 13. Customized Systems Overview <ul><li>N2R </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NITES II development of initial architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>14 user tasks / functional areas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Littoral Combat Ship, Multi Mission Aircraft (LCS, MMA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-Static Developments using core services with additional models and algorithms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boeing implementation on MMA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medical Situational Awareness in Theatre (MSAT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Domain (Medical) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilized the architecture and standards, implemented new algorithms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented completely new data/data bases with thresholding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental Support Services (ESS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SSN 688 sound velocity profile input to the SIM/STIM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chart interface to plot submarine track </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hydrographic METOC (HMETOC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of new data sets for NATO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete web based solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ASW Tactical Assessment System (ATAS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ATAS System pulls track data and performs predicted to actual for comparison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Components used for acoustic predictions, atmospheric, overlays, raytrace, proploss and Threat/Force Data </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. N2R – Atmospheric Acoustics <ul><li>Atmospheric Acoustic Predictions (AAP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application shows detection of rotary aircraft noise by the human ear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission predictions are based on DTED terrain and upper air observations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The colored overlay shows detectable noise emanating from the aircraft. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AAP Overlays can be animated as aircraft travels along a route </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routes can be modified to minimize detection by enemy ground forces </li></ul></ul>Scenarios available for display on chart Animated View of helicopter flying specified route and sound levels of helicopter SPL Threshold XY Plot from chart selected observation point
  15. 15. N2R – Observation Thresholding Operators can control ICAO color displays and filters for the COP, and set thresholds based on wind, ceiling, T-storms, visibility and temp Stations can be interrogated with cursor hover tooltip “bubble” or clicked to reveal full message report in a panel Displays can configured to operator preferences, showing wind barbs or small threshold colored circles to reduce COP clutter <ul><li>N2R provides the ability to display METAR and SPECI ICAO reports from with filters, threshold plots, auto updates </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>N2R provides an auto update view of issued TAFs </li></ul><ul><li>TAFs can be threshold similar to observations to monitor impact on future operations </li></ul><ul><li>Lower panel and mouse over hover provide full text view </li></ul>N2R – TAF Thresholding Operators can view raw TAF messages and parsed data from JWIS/JET When conditions at an airfield change, TAF displays change color according to current and forecast conditions based on operator editable thresholds By clicking on a TAF on the COP, operators cans view forecast periods in a docking panel and make decisions on the availability of individual airfields
  17. 17. N2R – Route Thresholds & TBMCS Interface The latest air missions can be ingested from ATO messages in TBMCS – freeing the operator from manual data entry Routes can be interrogated through a mouse hover / roll over that provides color coded impact information along a route Forecast parameters relevant to each air mission can selected for analysis <ul><li>N2R integrates AOC air battle plan missions from a TBMCS interface – built for air warfare community but could be easily adapted for ship route plan thresholding </li></ul>
  18. 18. N2R – Route Cross-section By clicking on a highlighted route, the operator is presented with a meteogram panel display that shows flight level winds, ceiling height, and clouds – this information can support optimal routing Possible air routes can be analyzed by entering waypoints or dragging a cursor across the GCCS display <ul><li>N2R displays model gridded data as a meteogram along a chart selected route of flight </li></ul><ul><li>DTED terrain data depicted at the bottom of the display </li></ul>
  19. 19. N2R – TAWS EO/IR Predictions TAWS uses DTED Terrain and forecast grids for detection ranges TAWS provides detection range plots for EO / IR sensors – ranges can be plotted to the COP Operators can access a target library, view solar / lunar almanac date or edit environment and terrain <ul><li>N2R provides TAWS (Target Acquisition Weapon Software) range predictions for EO/IR sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Displays TAWS output on COP for assessment with terrain, threats, etc </li></ul>
  20. 20. Sample of N2R Capabilities Warfare Planning Support
  21. 21. N2R – AREPS RADAR Predictions AREPS full field plot shows radar lobe propagation at altitudes and interaction with DTED terrain features Task list provides clear navigation for operator Operators can run single target / sensor predictions or batch calculations for multiple scenarios Radar coverage plots can be plotted to the GCCS chart and exported to other users <ul><li>N2R integrates AREPS with GCCS display, providing radar coverage plots </li></ul>
  22. 22. N2R Joint Thresholding Segment (JTS) <ul><li>N2R integrates environmental threshold impact zones for platforms and sensors with the GCCS display </li></ul>Example of a JTS Threshold display across a theater for mission planning - shows area of severe (red) and marginal (yellow) for Chem/Bio defense,communications, or strike missions; “ No Go” Zones can be interrogated to see which system or subsystem is impacted by weather Clicking any red or yellow point on the map determines which system or subsystem is affected by weather conditions at a specific location Environmental impacts are presented on JMTK Display with track picture
  23. 23. Sample of N2R Capabilities MPRA ASW Mission Support
  24. 24. N2R – ASPS Sonar Predictions Full field plot displays convergence zone or bottom bounce for passive acoustic sensors Sensor coverage zone overlays with color key Senor prediction model results run in batch mode to provide operators with optimal sensor setting recommendations <ul><li>Provides the ASW mission planners displays of active and passiive sensor prediction on the GCCS COP </li></ul><ul><li>Show sensor ranges and coverage gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor overlays can be correlated with GCCS tracks and updated to match live asset position reports </li></ul>
  25. 25. N2R – Multi-Static Active ASPECT Pattern effectiveness is displayed in an X/Y plot of PD or PC vs total pings Tables of ping by ping pattern analysis are provided <ul><li>The N2R ASPECT TDA provides MPRA mission planners a tool to design, edit, and evaluate Multi-Static Active EER/IEER mission sensors and patterns. Sensor analysis provides X/Y and polar plots of senor SE and PD. The pattern optimizer and editor provide the planner a means of developing a machine designed optimized pattern or manually designed patterns for analysis and evaluation. Patterns may be evaluated against either PD or PC MOEs </li></ul>

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