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Back Integrating Joint Fires in Support of DMO with Focus on Integrating Unmanned and Conventional Fires
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||NPS Naval Research Program|
Miller, Scot A.
Paulo, Eugene P.
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
This research addresses two NRP topics:
NPS-20-N315-A: Integrating Joint Fires in Support of DMO with Focus on Integrating Unmanned and Conventional Fires
NPS-20-N238-A: Using Virtual Environments and 3D to Assess Issues Related to JF iso DMO
This study addresses the first topic by exploring concepts for employment of Joint assets in support of Maritime Operations, particularly in urban/littorals and enables Maritime calls for fire supported by unmanned and conventional fires and associated sensor and C2 assets. This concept could potentially include scenarios focusing on Army and Marine Corps rockets and artillery against maritime targets, providing Sea Control, and including one or more naval missions, such as anti-surface warfare (ASuW), strike operations, and even land forces calling for naval fires, or conducting Non Combatant Evacuation Order (NEO). In order to understand the challenges of providing integrated support to the Navy fleet, or our friendly land forces when exercising Joint Fires within DMO, it is essential to develop a framework, or systems architecture, that clearly defines and describes the application of Joint Fires to DMO. This systems architecture serves as the centerpiece of the development, implementation, and analysis of the overall research effort, which includes operational simulation that allows the surface navy to examine different options for providing Joint Fires in support of naval forces operating in distributed fashion. This Joint Fires systems architecture serves to form a basis of an operational simulation to analyze possible Joint Fires capabilities, both from a technical and doctrinal perspective; assess the impact of these varying capabilities on mission success; and model situational awareness, higher headquarters, and human error. We compare these potential technical and doctrinal approaches, which represent evolving concepts, and investigate possible improvements when compared to existing capabilities. This study explores options to expand the Fleet Tactical Grid (FTG) and other local means to establish data networks.
For the second topic, our team will use geo and platform correct shapes (through SPRDE 3D) to evaluate portions of the above chosen scenario in order to explore operational movements. For instance, if the Marines move a HIMMRS battery to a place, what kind of infrastructure is needed? (ship, boat, ramp, staging site, deployment site, etc) Our modeling would explore, in exact detail, the size of specific infrastructure and its ability to support such movements, based on prearranged 3D modeling done by NAVFAC. We coordinated with the Expeditionary and Engineering Warfighting Development Command (EEWDC) at Port Hueneme already on leveraging their island representations.
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