- Battle Management Aids
- Tactical Decision Aids
- Mission Planning Tools
- Operational Transformation Algorithms
SOLUTE is developing near real-time collaboration within Battle Management Aids (BMA), Tactical Decision Aids (TDA), and Mission Planning Tools (MPT), increasing situational awareness and shortening decision cycles. The solution, Navy Wave, is currently being integrated into the Command and Control Framework (C2F) in support of GCCS-M and MTC2 as a common service. Navy Wave’s Current Operational Transformation (OT) algorithms are optimized for intra-ship collaboration on the local server, while SOLUTE’s newly developed OT algorithms support peer-to-peer communication. When these solutions are combined for a hybrid approach, local users communicate with their local server using the current OT algorithm, and the ships communicate with each other using a peer-based algorithm. This combination enables ship-to-ship collaboration context sessions.
When users are disconnected from other collaborators for an extended period, large data conflicts may occur which are hard to resolve. The new OT algorithms in development will enhance capability in a Disconnected Intermittent Limited-bandwidth (DIL) environment. These algorithms will determine whether auto-merge is a good idea, with additional functionality added to the API to provide alternative merge strategies for conflicts that cannot be merged automatically in a pragmatic manner.
SOLUTE is integrating new tools into Navy Wave to replace JSON-based protocol and reduce bandwidth issues from ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication. When geospatial data is transferred via JSON data types, massive amounts of information are sent over the wire unnecessarily. By implementing new protocols for geospatial data points, a 30x increase in efficiency can be attained and conflict resolution will be greatly improved.