NSWC Dahlgren Leads Team To New Milestones

Friday, June 14, 2002
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren's Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) in Dam Neck, Va. and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) achieved several significant new milestones in computer simulation support of live exercises during the recent Exercise Foal Eagle. CDSA led a team of government and private industry partners in designing and fielding a system which linked Curtis Wilbur, while operating at sea, to a widely distributed computer simulation already providing interactive training support to shore-based air and missile defense units in the Korean peninsula. This was done without impeding the ship's mobility or its ability to train in other warfare areas during the exercise. The air and missile defense simulation used two computer systems -- Interactive Constructive Environment (ICE) and Cooperative Air and Missile Defense Exercise Network (CAMDEN) -- designed to present user systems with a realistic depiction of the aircraft and missiles expected in an area of conflict. The key benefit a coordinated simulation such as ICE/CAMDEN brings is that numerous units see the same targets and the results of engagements all at the same time, and they must adjust their behaviors to fit the developing tactical situation. In the case of joint exercises such as Foal Eagle, units must also learn to operate with units from other services, thereby enhancing interoperability among the services. In previous exercises using ICE and CAMDEN, Navy participation was limited because the CAMDEN network is based on terrestrial communications links among stationary training and simulation sites. This would require an AEGIS cruiser or destroyer to remain pierside during the simulation - an impracticality during a major exercise like Foal Eagle. CDSA's goal was to come up with a way to integrate an AEGIS ship into the CAMDEN simulation network, without impeding the ship's mobility or its ability to train in other warfare areas during the exercise. Using Ku Band (10-15 gigahertz) satellite communications, the team successfully linked Curtis Wilbur's Battle Force Tactical Training System(BFTT) with the shore-based CAMDEN network. This was the first time Ku Band was installed and used aboard ship and the first time a ship used it for exchange of exercise simulation and control data. All of this was done while the ship was fully engaged in the rest of the naval force live exercise play in anti-air, undersea, amphibious, electronic and anti-surface warfare and naval surface fire support mission areas.
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Unique Technologies Improve Port Security

Practical results from the SUPPORT (Security UPgrade for PORTS) project, coordinated by BMT Group Ltd. and part-funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Security

CMM Takes Delivery of Damen PSV for Brazil

New supplier CMM Gravity to start on long-term contract with Petrobras. CMM has taken delivery of a Damen Platform Supply Vessel 3300. The 80-meter, 3,300t deadweight

Ship as Lifeboat Concept Disputed by ICV

A recent meeting at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C. (attended by International Cruise Victims (ICV) Board representatives) discussed

Navy

USS Taylor to Enter Black Sea

The U.S. Navy reported that the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., will enter the Black Sea April 22 to promote peace and stability in the region.

Two Navy Contracts for GD Bath Iron Works

Included in the latest listing of contracts awarded by the US Department of Defense, Navy, are two contracts with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

Resolve Maritime Academy to Host 'DC Olympics'

Resolve Maritime Academy informs it is to host the Damage Control (DC) Olympics as an annual event for officers and damage control crew of US Navy and US Coast

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1033 sec (10 req/sec)