Identification of Operational Support Picture Concepts


  1. Appleton, A.
  2. Lamoureux, T.
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Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);CAE Professional Services, Ottawa (ON)
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier is seeking to provide commanders with a more comprehensive operational support picture to enable decision-making that takes account of significant support problems that could impact on the successful conduct of the mission. This project provided an initial Recognised Operational Support Picture (ROSP) Concept of Operations (CONOPS) that can be improved upon in the future by DRDC Valcartier and ROSP stakeholders. To achieve this aim, this project delivered a literature review of 28 academic papers and documentation provided by the Scientific Authority on CONOPS development methods, ROSP requirements, and supporting information. Of these, 12 documents were found to be highly relevant to CONOPS development and these were reviewed further. After discussion with DRDC Valcartier and Canadian Operational Support Command (CANOSCOM) stakeholders, a single CONOPS development method was selected, based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard. Nine documents were then reviewed that had relevant ROSP requirements and supporting information. These requirements and information were collected and organized into a high-level framework that was then used to guide the development of a first-draft of a ROSP CONOPS.

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operational support;command and control;recognized operational support
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-CR-2013-406 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2012
Number of Pages
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