Navy Integrated Tactical Environment System IIR – Data Gathering – Data Gathering Requirements and Interim Database for NITES IIR


  1. Acacia, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Canadian Forces (CF) personnel are required to make assessments of the effects of meteorological, oceanographic, and/or ice conditions (hereafter referred to as “Met Effects”), on the operation of CF equipment. The current methods of assessing Met Effects for the CF rely on a suite of standard NATO criteria and manual or semi-automated processes. More sophisticated systems exist that offer improved estimates through automated software applications. One such system, Navy Integrated Tactical Environmental System, Variant II Redesign (NITES IIR or N2R), is a sophisticated Met Effects assessment application with performance degradation predictions for known capabilities. For each specific piece of equipment, the N2R application forms an assessment based on certain aspects of the equipment's operating characteristics and technical specifications and how they react to varying meteorological, oceanographic, or ice conditions. These characteristics and specifications are provided to the application in the form of descriptive data that are formatted according to the equipment category. Algorithms of the type used by this application can significantly improve the equipment performance information available to Canadian commanders to make decisions on the tactical use of that equipment. One problem with using systems such as N2R is that in order to assess Met Effects on CF assets, the associated databases must be populated with data specific to each piece of equipment to be asses
meteorological effects;Navy Integrated Tactical Environmental System, Variant II Redesign;NITES 2R
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C210 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2015
Number of Pages
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