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Army Rdt&E Budget Item Justification (R2 Exhibit)

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Book Id: WPLBN0000019099
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Army Rdt&E Budget Item Justification (R2 Exhibit)  
Author: Department of Defense
Language: English
Subject: Military, Armed Forces., National defense.
Collections: Military and Armed Forces Library Collection
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Publisher: Department of Defense


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Excerpt: A. Mission Description and Budget Item Justification. This Project funds development of the Digital Topographic Support System (DTSS)-L (HMMWV), DTSS-D (COTS, Transportable), DTSS-B (COTS, Garrison) and HVMP. The traditional terrain analysis, topographic and reproduction support provided by Army Engineer Terrain Teams is a slow, labor intensive process that does not meet the needs of the digital battlefield. Current force CTIS systems provide the commander the ability to rapidly obtain terrain information and topographic products. The DTSS provides digital terrain analysis and map updates to commanders and weapons platforms in support of mission planning (e.g., imagery exploitation, Cover and Concealment, other IPB), rehearsal (e.g., 3D fly through, simulations) and execution (e.g., Common Tactical Picture, route planning). The DTSS automates terrain analysis and visualization, data base (development, updating, management, and dissemination), and graphics reproduction. The Combat Terrain Information Systems (CTIS) Modernization Plan emphasizes the development of a combined, integrated, tactically deployable, fully autonomous terrain analysis and graphics reproduction capability. These capabilities are being provided in HMMWV shelterized (DTSS-L) and transit case (DTSS-D) configurations. The DTSS-L is highly mobile and capable of supporting a full range of military operations, as well as peacetime stability and support operations. The DTSS-L has been Type Classified-Standard. The DTSS-D provides a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) configuration that is capable of operating all of the terrain analysis software. The DTSS-D consists of transportable workstations and peripherals that can be set up to augment the tactical configurations. The DTSS-D does not include tactically deployable shelters and vehicles or tactical communications. The DTSS-D has been Type Classified-Standard. The DTSS-B was procured in response to a USAEUR initiative to develop the capability to generate terrain information over sparsely mapped areas to support contingency, mission rehearsal and training operations. The DTSS-B is designed to augment NIMA capabilities at the EAC level by providing quick response data generation, special purpose mapping, terrain analysis, and data baseing. The DTSS-B currently includes a Top Secret ... SCI component that is capable of handling national technical means information in a secure environment. The DTSS-B has been Type Classified-Standard. The HVMP provides a tactical capability to rapidly reproduce large volumes of topographic materiel. HVMPs are capable of reproducing information from a variety of digital and hardcopy sources via direct digital interfaces. CTIS systems are deployed from Brigade through Echelon above Corps (EAC). Additionally, an institutional training classroom environment has been developed and integrated into the curriculum at the National Geospatial/Intelligence School (NGS)(formerly Defense Mapping School). NGS provides critical MOS specific training on the operation and use of CTIS developed systems. Products developed as part of the CTIS RDT&E program (e.g., improved Battle Command Systems interoperability, migration to Joint Technical Architecture ... Army (JTA-A) and Common Operating Environment (COE), improved data base management and distribution, automated feature extraction, improved tactical decision aid functionality, rapid terrain visualization, battlefield terrain reasoning (BTRA), migration to Distributed Common Ground Station ... Army (DCGS-A) architecture, improved graphics reproduction) are being incorporated into all of the DTSS hardware and software architectures. Additionally, the Current Force Topographic Support System (TSS) is outdated and must be modernized to keep pace with Army digitization. The modernization initiatives associated with the TSS include updating the Op

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