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Portable Modular Command Center M2C2: The Next Level in Military Communications

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  1. Mobile Modular Command Center (M2C2): The Next Level in Military Communications Daniella Manansala CfAO Akimeka, LLC. July 22, 2005

  2. Overview • Background • M2C2 Introduction • Primary Mission • Objective 1: Features • Objective 2: Gap Analysis • Objective 3: Proposal

  3. Background • U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Experimentation Center partnering with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) • Leverage off existing communication infrastructure • Joint Early Entry Package (JEEP) & M2C2 provide support

  4. M2C2 Introduction • First step: Creating Architecture • Comprehensive and sophisticated training program • Only as valuable as the capabilities of the Marines operating it • Maximizing the skills of the Marines, maximize the overall power of the vehicle

  5. Artist Rendering

  6. Primary Mission • Augment & support existing US Marine training programs w/ Advanced Training Technologies Program (ATTP) • Complete & proper training • Any time • Any place • In any situation • ATTP will: • Go with the Marines • When the Marines go • On the Marines schedule

  7. Objective One: Features 1/2 • Facilitate the flow of: • Text and video imagery data • Battlefield sensor data • Control a variety of: • High Frequency (HF) • Very High Frequency (VHF) • Ultra High Frequency (UHF) • Satellite Communications (SATCOM) radios • Digital Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network

  8. Features 2/2 • Carry all forms of: • Voice • Text • Video and • Internet packet data • GPS used for positional data input • Located in the back of a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)

  9. Functional Demonstrator

  10. Objective 2: Gap Analysis 1/6 • Located & identified Marine Training Protocol • Individual Training Standards (ITS) • Researched Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) Manual of duties and tasks for: • Field Radio Operator • Information Systems Specialist • Tactical Network Specialist

  11. Gap Analysis 2/6 • Main MOS position: Field Radio Operator • Currently training isn’t 100% sufficient for the M2C2 • Training covers only some radio set equipment located in the M2C2 or not at all

  12. Gap Analysis 4/6 • Field Radio Operators aren’t familiar with Cisco equipment and networking • Unfamiliar software: • Network configuration software (e.g. HyperTerminal) • Solution modifying/upgrading training to meet Marines & M2C2 standards

  13. Objective 3: Proposal (1/2) • Research all methods being used to train civilians & soldiers • Deciding upon the best method of training Marines • Advantages and Disadvantages • Statistics • Cost vs. Results

  14. Objective 3: Proposal (2/2) Features/ Capabilities Office of Naval Research (ONR) Gap Analysis Proposal Analysis of Training Technologies

  15. Acknowledgements • Center for Adaptive Optics • Malika Moutawakkil Bell • Lisa Hunter • Liz Espinoza • Maui Economic Development Board • Isla Yap • Akimeka, LLC. • Ryan Harris • Amanda Hernandez • Jeff Gaylord • Kieth Molina Funding provided through the Center for Adaptive Optics, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC), AST-9876783

  16. Questions?