Published in Proceedings of the 5th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium: Canberra, Australia, October 24, 2000. 15 pages. RESU69F.
The Integrated Marine Multi-Agent Command and Control System (IMMACCS) is a multi-agent, distributed software system, designed to provide a Common Tactical Picture (CTP) with integrated and meaningful decision-support facilities to authorized operators at any access node. IMMACCS has been implemented as a three-tier architecture that distinguishes between information, logic and presentation. It utilizes an object-serving communication facility with subscription and multi-casting capabilities that is based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). With an emphasis on application, IMMACCS was designed and implemented in concert with its military users as an integral component of experiments conceived by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (US Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia, USA) to test emerging concepts in military command and control. It was field tested as the command and control system of record during the Urban Warrior Advanced Warfighting Experiment conducted by the US Marine Corps in Monterey and Oakland, California, USA, March 12 to 18, 1999, and during a live fire Limited Objectives Experiment (LOE-6) held at Twenty-nine Palms, California, USA, in March, 2000.