Summaries - Research
Back Fire Support Coordination Cognitive Assistant (FSCn CA) for MAGTF Operations
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||NPS Naval Research Program|
|Investigator(s)||Godin, Arkady A.|
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
A need has been identified to improve Fire Support Coordination (FSCn) processes between the Ground Combat Element (GCE) and Air Combat Element (ACE) within the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). Proliferation of advanced technologies, increased operations in the littorals, and vast volumes of data seek to overwhelm the cognitive abilities of Marines in FSCn roles. In future conflict, a cognitive assistant (CA) functioning as a teammate will be required to reduce the cognitive load on decision makers integrating and deconflicting the battlespace. This requires â¿¿a shared interpretation of data and information between the GCE Fire Support Coordination Center (FSCC) and the integral Direct Air Support Center (DASC) of the ACE.â¿.
The research objectives will be to apply AI to the FSCn information battlespace by performing data and information fusion to extract entities and events, followed by ontologies-aided reasoning. FSCn TTPs-based processes need to be codified into workflows expressed in easy to use natural language. Workflows need to be visualized between humans and the FSCn CA teammate to ensure the latter is seamlessly interfacing with the FSCn operators and higher approving authorities. Arrived infrastructure and solution will result in proposing a model for the FSCn CA.
Our research will examine the development of an updated Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop with added sophistication in Situation Awareness (SA). FSCn personnel, due to managing several situations concurrently, require understanding individual situationsâ¿¿ contexts and the contexts across all situations. Our research will be identifying SA technologies capable of adapting to changing and unplanned circumstances. This may have ramification of offering a novel way of doing planning for FSCn.
Research deliverables will include literature review on SA and mission context technologies. Deliverables will include data architecture with descriptions of AI technologies, and design of FSCn CA.
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