Accession Number : ADA436415


Title :   The Use of GCCS in the Canadian Navy and its Relationship to C2IEDM


Descriptive Note : Technical memo


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ATLANTIC DARTMOUTH (CANADA)


Personal Author(s) : Isenor, Anthony E. ; Dorion, Eric


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA436415


Report Date : FEB 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : The Canadian Forces is currently investigating numerous technologies that support data exchange. Within the Canadian navy, the Global Command and Control System (GCCS) represents an important system in use on all Canadian Frigates. The GCCS is also used extensively throughout the United States navy (USN) and thus the Canadian use also provides interoperability with the USN. Within the Canadian army, considerable resources and intellectual effort has been dedicated to the development of a semantics basis, shared among the NATO allies, called the Command and Control Information Exchange Data Model (C2IEDM). Since the Canadian forces also seek interoperability among its own services (air, navy and land), information exchange between the GCCS and C2IEDM-based systems like the Land Forces Command and Control Information System (LFC2IS) needs to be explored. Furthermore, this information exchange must take place in such a way to minimize semantic loss between systems. This report outlines both GCCS and C2IEDM and suggests a way forward for information exchange while maintaining semantic integrity. In the short term, it is suggested that C2IEDM be mapped to the messaging structure used by GCCS. In the long term, it would be advisable to have C2IEDM as an integrated ontological basis for the next generation of the supporting environment, namely the Net Centric Enterprise Services (NCES).


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , DATA MANAGEMENT , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , INTEROPERABILITY , SEMANTICS , CANADA.


Subject Categories : INFORMATION SCIENCE
      MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
      COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE