R&D

Mixed Resolution Modeling (MRM)

As a platform of protocols, processes and common core functions that permit participating applications and organizations to share and exchange critical mission information in a timely manner, the Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) constitutes the U.S. Air Force's venue of choice for generating and analyzing alternative courses of action (COAs) in times of crisis or war. The JBI community faces several challenges related to mixed resolution modeling (MRM) in general and COA projection in particular. To address these challenges, IET proposed a probabilistic knowledge-based reasoning approach. This approach establishes a sound theoretical foundation for transforming JBI objects from one internal representation to another. IET has developed the approach and a proof-of-concept demonstration of transformation functions, a transformation manager, and proposed metadata structures. The metadata was based upon information about JBI applications and represented in XML and its derivatives.