LorRaine Duffy

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This paper presents concepts, content, status, applications and challenges of chat as used in the military context of secure net-centric command and control. It describes the importance of chat as it contributes to situation assessment and the common operating picture, which presents current collective knowledge of the battle space. The paper discusses(More)
Military personnel need better ways to communicate in hostile, noisy, silence-mandated, and/or extreme environments. Typing on a keyboard is difficult and impractical while wearing comprehensive protective clothing. Wireless data gloves were researched and developed to transmit and receive ASCII code and other signals as hand gestures. Two categories of(More)
A wireless data glove was developed to control a Talon robot. Sensors mounted on the glove send signals to a processing unit, worn on the user's forearm that translates hand postures into data. An RF transceiver, also mounted on the user, transmits the encoded signals representing the hand postures and dynamic gestures to the robot via RF link. Commands to(More)
Joint Battle Rhythm: The timing and scheduled presentation of situation reports, briefings, formal collaborative sessions, and other required actions during planning and execution. Tactical Battle Rhythm: " The U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF Staff Planning Program (MSTP) defines battle rhythm as the 'process where the commander and his staff synchronize the daily(More)
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