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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Telecommunications, volume 5, numbers 1 and 2, 2012 // View article tele_v5_n12_2012_5


Optimizing the Performance of a Dismounted Future Force Warrior by Means of Improved Situational Awareness

Authors:
Tapio Saarelainen

Keywords: Situational Awareness (SA), Common Operational Picture (COP), Wireless Polling Sensor Network (WPSN), Performance, Future Force Warrior (FFW)

Abstract:
The future operational settings involve a battlespace where warriors and commanders rely on SA-tools to perform optimally in their given tasks. This may include combat settings in Military Environment (ME) as well as counter insurgency actions, peace-keeping operations and operations in Crises Management Environment (CME). In multi-national operations taking place in versatile and hostile environments, it is essential to detect, classify and identify the encountered objects and targets in the battlespace early enough. Consequently, the concept of war has changed in the direction of multi-symmetric warfare involving enemy troops, own forces and impartial entities. This paper discusses the existing and applicable Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based communication technologies with solutions suitable for military operations. These examples are examined by focusing on enhanced Situational Awareness (SA) as a tool facilitating improved decision making processes to support the execution of operations in a versatile battlespace and thereby optimize the performance of a dismounted Future Force Warrior (FFW).

Pages: 42 to 54

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2012. Used with permission.

Publication date: June 30, 2012

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2601

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