Dynamic Plan Management in the Context of a Recognized Air Picture


  1. Hunter, A.
  2. Happe, J.
  3. Dutkiewicz, M.
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Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd, Richmond BC (CAN)
This document surveys existing literature on dynamic plan management and describes the development of a prototype Air Force plan management system. The literature survey presents short summaries of a wide range of research papers, as well as a synthesis and analysis of existing approaches. The detailed comparison of existing approaches is used to formulate a specific methodology for the development of software for plan representation, plan forecasting/projection, plan analysis/evaluation and plan monitoring. The proposed methodology involves the development of a precise ontology of plan elements for plan representation. This representation removes ambiguity in the description of plans, facilitates automated analysis of plans, and also permits several different approaches to plan visualization. The implemented prototype software defines an ontology that provides a suitable internal representation of plans, along with basic plan validation capabilities. It also provides a mapbased graphical user interface to visualize plans. The use of the software is demonstrated in the context of a combat search and rescue vignette. The findings conclude that the prototype demonstrates the overall utility of the approach, although further development is required to provide more detailed analysis, as well as additional visualization methods.

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Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-CR-2007-446;MDA-RX-RP-52-5076 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2007
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