Introduction to Network-Centric Warfare Technologies, Systems, and Test & Evaluation

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The Department of Defense is moving toward network-centric warfare concepts and systems to support these concepts. Commercial technologies and systems developed for the military are being combined to provide connectivity at all levels of command and operational environments. Get a practical, hands-on introduction to command and control concepts, systems, and test and evaluation. This course is suitable for engineers, technicians, and managers.


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George A. "Fred" Wright, Principal Research Engineer and Chief Engineer for the Systems Evaluation Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute, received a B.S. in 1986 from Memphis State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1996. He focuses on technology support for novel C2 paradigms and has developed network-centric test and evaluation concepts and systems for all of the services and is supporting testing for the Marine Corps, Army, and Air National Guard. In addition, he works within the Joint System Integration Command at Joint Force Command to devise approaches to operational picture utilization and development.

Dennis J. Folds, Principal Research Scientist and Chief of the Human Systems Integration Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute, researches human decision-making, training, design of advanced displays, human performance measurement, intelligent transportation systems, auditory perception, and user-centered design methodologies. He is chair of the Human Engineering Working Group for Project SEA 1411 for the Royal Australian Navy's maritime surveillance helicopter project (SH-2G(A)) and leads all human engineering activities, including cockpit design and human engineering test and evaluation. He is the P.I. for a basic research program on training for rapid decision making, sponsored by the US Army Research Institute and leads the program evaluation effort for the Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in engineering psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987.

Michael Witten, Senior Research Engineer with more than 25 years experience at Georgia Tech Research Institute, has worked with a wide variety of military and commercial communications system, including commercial wireless services and tactical C4I networks. For the past five years, he has assisted in developing and using a system that evaluates a wide variety of tactical network systems by generating realistic network traffic and measuring system performance, security and other issues, and is leading an effort to add voice and video communications to this test suite. He also has worked with wireless indoor coverage measurements for a wireless system that has now been deployed by BellSouth, Radio Frequency Interference measurements for a number of military aircraft, and many phases of the development of an airborne phased array antenna system.

David W. Roberts, Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute, has expertise in the full lifecycle of distributed software system development. He has applied these skills to research in joint command and control interoperability assessments, distributed testing and training; distributed simulation; collaborative systems; knowledge management; and human-integrated systems. He leads a team of GTRI researchers providing science and technology support to the Joint Systems Integration Command in Suffolk, Va. In this role, Roberts is leading an effort to implement automated tools to support interoperability assessments. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and received his M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and his B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University.

Continuing Education Credit

This program meets the criteria for the nationally accepted Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Each participant successfully completing this 3 day course will earn 2.1 CEUs. These CEUs apply to the elective requirements for the TEREC Test & Evaluation Certificate.

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Last Updated March 8, 2013