Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back NPS Support for CY 2010-2012 Rapid Pro VIRT (RPV)
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
Hayes-Roth, Frederick A.
Oros, Carl L.
|Sponsor||Marine Corps Systems Command (Marine Corps)|
|Summary||The Marines need ever-improving systems to find, fix and target enemies. They have adopted a rapid prototyping approach with 5 key elements: (1) an architecture for composing capabilities; (2) a set of evolving components; (3) an environment for testing and employing candidate systems; (4) a fitness function that assesses how well the candidates perform in the environment and that guides feedback; and (5) a feedback function that assures investment flows into successful components and promising new candidates. The fitness function must shape successive systems to utilize highvalue information and reduce low-productivity activities that produce or consume low-value bits. This is what our VIRT techniques address: how to assure that significant bits flow to and affect decision-makers while they have time and processing resources to exploit them. VIRT is a key aspect of the fitness function that will make the evolutionary approach converge on superior systems. This proposal aims to support MCSC Intell to implement these key elements and attain a best of breed solution to the intelligence problem that continuously evolves and improves.|
|Keywords||Persistent ISR Battlespace Awareness Information Superiority VIRT|
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