The Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) is an annual technology interoperability event held at multiple sites in the USA and Canada, thus garnering broad exposure. These demonstrations test the interoperability of cutting edge command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies.
CWID allows for the discovery of leading-edge technologies, focusing on operational shortfalls identified by combatant commanders and government agencies. Demonstrations occur in various locations worldwide, providing a risk reduction development venue for programs of record that ensures operationally ready, interoperability to the warfighter and/or agency operator.
During the demonstrations, technologies may receive three types of assessments, which include User Utility, Interoperability and Information Assurance. These assessments maximize combined/coalition interoperability, ensure disparate systems interface seamlessly, and also supports acquisition processes. All assessment results are captured in CWID's annual final report, which provides the defense, federal and state acquisition community with actionable decision-quality data.
Compusult's Coalition Portal for Situational Awareness (C-PORTS) will be presented at CWID, providing multi-level web services for data fusion capabilities. A CWID 2010 participant, C-PORTS goal for this year is to enhance information sharing at all classification levels to include non-classified data releasable to non-government agencies.
C-PORTS - Product Description
C-PORTS is a rapidly-deployable, Web-based, situational awareness portal that provides access to and management of disparate sources of geo-referenced data and services, including sensors, via Compusult’s underlying Web Enterprise Suite (WES) technology and its advanced geospatial portal interface. C-PORTS simplifies exploitation of different geo-referenced information to support situational awareness and decision-making. It bridges a current gap in the warfighter's ability to combine multiple sources of geo-referenced information, including sensor-based data and services, into a single Common Operating Picture (COP) for a given scenario.
Compusult's COTS Web Enterprise Suite (WES) software provides the underlying technology for C-PORTS, making it easy to install, maintain and support. It provides tightly integrated components for discovery, access, visualization, fusion, and sharing of location-based data and services. In addition, users can easily fuse sensor data with other location-based information, control and manage individual sensors, and receive alerts from sensors based on user-defined criteria . C-PORTS utilizes multiple security services for flexible information sharing between coalition partners and stakeholders, and complies with relevant Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), and ISO standards and specifications.
• Rapidly-deployable, Web-based, situational awareness geoportal
• Provides a suite of integrated components for data/services discovery, display, fusion, & interoperability with coalition partners’ systems and services
• Fuses a wide range of conventional earth observation data, sensor data, and other location-based information from multiple data sources to support situational awareness and decision-making
• Operational System – Fielded Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Product
NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXanination, eXercise (CWIX)
The NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXamination, eXercise (CWIX) provides NATO member Nations, Agencies, Commands, and Partners a stable, multi-domain, secure testing environment for cutting edge command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies to continuously improve interoperability and operational effectiveness. The CWIX vision is to support realization of Network Enabled Capability based operations across NATO and its Partners.
CWIX is an annual NATO Military Committee approved event designed to bring about continuous improvement in interoperability for the Alliance. The NATO CWIX programme focuses primarily on testing and improving the interoperability of NATO and national C4ISR systems, with emphasis on those that would be deployed within a NATO Response Force or Combined Joint Task Force. In addition to bilateral technical testing, NATO CWIX provides a venue to conduct technical testing of fielded, developmental and experimental systems in the context of a coalition scenario. NATO CWIX runs concurrently with several national venues, which share a common testing network.
Compusult will conduct CWIX Interoperability Trial #57 using our commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Web Enterprise Suite (WES) software, including the integrated WES Sensor Management (WSM) module. NATO warfighters/operators will use a Compusult-supplied workstation with standard Web browser software to access the WES/WSM system and achieve situational awareness via the data/service discovery, portfolio management, sensor management, data visualization, and data publishing/dissemination tools.
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