Forces at the edge have access to data and C2 capabilities that were not possible before.
– Malcolm K. Beyer, CEO Jr.
WASHINGTON, DC, United States, January 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – In 2021, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff laid the foundations for a comprehensive command and control strategy. The effort will consist of continuous experimentation phases that are used to create a common data fabric. This will ensure that each department has the “best solution” for their needs. In the words of Lieutenant-General Dennis Crall, Chief Information Officer at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, this approach by JADC2 “Tidy our efforts in the arena of command and control to smell, make sense and act at the speed of relevance”.
Meanwhile, over the past two decades, system developers at Advanced Ground Information Systems (AGIS) have successfully designed, developed and delivered an international C5ISR global system. This US, NATO and Australian system handles most of the critical and complex components of the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) data matrix and includes integrated voice and Full Motion video between thousands of users. During this period, earlier versions of the C5ISR were used by the JCS D6 on various military exercises. AGIS offers to make this updated C5ISR system available for use and testing on JADC2 as a COTS product under our existing JCS J6 warranty at no additional cost.
AGIS was able to create a multi-domain and international (MDI) C5ISR system that uses: communications, sensor processing, cloud processing and automated cloud data failover, to provide the fighter at the edge with a access to data and capabilities that were not previously. possible.
This COTS C5ISR system is available now.
Synchronized COP interfacing with US and NATO C5ISR systems
The lack of a common interface between disparate air, land and sea communications systems has created a farm of incompatible data link standards. Our battlespace resilient system combines the most commonly used data links into an inclusive Multidomain Data Link (MDDL) standard that supports a synchronized Common Operational Image (COP) for operator actions. It then reconstructs the data in a format that can be used by the Air, Ground and Sea US and NATO C5ISR interfacing systems. This includes: JVMF, OTH Gold, CoT, Link-16 and NATO NFFI, ADEM and NVG data links and intelligence data from ELINT, SAR, Radar, AIS, ADS-B and other sensor reports.
For radar processing, see https://youtu.be/ia8JMEGwPNo
AGIS’s C5ISR system includes the ability to direct Link-16 equipped aircraft and AFATDS to engage hostile targets identified by the operator.
Communications and networks
AGIS, C5ISR system architecture fits and has been tested with HF radios, VHF radios, 5G cellular networks and multispectral MESH and various satellite networks in different configurations. The system can use various combinations of these communications and can switch between communication types. MDI software operates both in ground mode (with top and bottom server-to-server chain of command communications between units) or in a cloud or a combined environment connecting headquarters forces to the tactical edge.
Expansion of commercial and military satellite sensor reports
There has been an exponential increase in the availability of military and commercial satellite sources of sensor reports, including ELINT, SAR, radar, and other data. This resulted in massive amounts of sensor reports (10,000+) occurring at rapid update rates.
10,000 to 100,000 real-time sensor returns received every minute require massive databases. Cloud technologies (AWS GovCloud, Azure, etc.) provide our MDI C5ISR system with this capability remotely or locally using devices such as AWS’s Snowball Edge. AGIS MDI server detects the capacity of end nodes and automatically and appropriately scales the rate, frequency and volume of data transmissions to the tactical edge. Our MDI C5ISR system supports over 10,000 sensor reports using AWS GovCloud.
We have tested over 10,000 real-time sensor reports as well as a small number of real C5ISR systems and hundreds of simulated C5ISR systems over the past year.
Improved capabilities of command and control operators
The number of functions and the volume of data that an AGIS C5ISR operator can access on a Smartphone is immense. Watch this 1-minute video of the C5ISR smartphone processing over 10,000 sensor reports at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllKd1bKlD0
Operational and data security.
AGIS protects operational data by combining several techniques. These include:
1. Login by password.
2. Private groups of 20 characters
3. Limited distribution message formats.
4. AES 256-bit encryption.
To this high level of protection, we’ve added XQ Message’s advanced Zero Trust processing which includes additional 256-bit encryption.
Hostile RF targeting
The events in Ukraine made it clear that the use of hostile RF targeting has become a monumental problem. Recognizing this, AGIS’s C5ISR system includes operator controls to dramatically reduce the likelihood of RF interception while maintaining a synchronized COP.
New interoperability interfaces
Link-16 has become the most widely used international data link standard. The Blackjack program further expands Link-16 to allow satellite trading. However, formerly known as PLRACTA, Link-16 was developed 50 years ago. Some of the newer communication methods, such as MADL (Multifunction Advanced Data Link) and CEC (Cooperative Engagement Capability) use directional communications to reduce the likelihood of RF tracking and provide significantly better anti-jamming capabilities. Additionally, Link-16 is not common with artillery systems, Blue Force Tracking systems, or other US and NATO systems. AGIS MDDL processing quickly resolves these interoperability issues. For example, recently in less than two weeks, AGIS enabled ADS-B and Link-16 interoperability. For JADC2, we are willing to integrate MADL or CEC into AGIS C5ISR system under JCS’s existing AGIS software warranty.
Machine learning / Artificial intelligence
AGIS uses a limited form of machine learning in our multi-radar tracking and data fusion processing. We are in talks with an AI company to enable faster engagement processing within our common data fabric processing.
The US JCS J6 already has a copy of the AGIS MDI C5ISR software provided under our warranty agreement. He’s waiting for tests at their laboratory in Suffolk, Virginia.
AGIS’s C5ISR system is also available to government agencies through the GSA Advantage website. Contract n ° 47QTCA22D000R.
Cap Beyer firstname.lastname@example.org 561-744-3213
Advanced Ground Information Systems (AGIS), Inc.
Real-time synchronized processing of large amounts of sensor data