Battlespace technologies : network-enabled information dominance

| July 19, 2011

Title: Battlespace technologies : network-enabled information dominance

Author: Richard S. Deakin

Publisher:  Artech House

Call number: UG145 .D42 2010

From the Publisher:

The era of mechanized warfare is rapidly giving way to the battle for information superiority – enabled by electronic technologies that provide data for detailed analysis of enemy forces and capabilities. Supported with over 400 four-color photographs and illustrations, this new book is written and designed specifically to help non-specialists quickly understand the complexities of Network Enabled Capability (NEC). It offers you expert guidance on how to achieve information dominance throughout the battlespace by effectively employing the technologies, concepts, and decision-making processes of network enabled warfare.

Written in clear, nontechnical language with minimum mathematics, the book explains how to use sensor technologies, including radar and electronic warfare systems, to disseminate information to key decision makers in timely and relevant manner. You learn how these technologies allow for the effective acquisition and dissemination of intelligence, while denying the collection, dissemination and use of intelligence by enemy forces.

Providing a complete understanding of the advantages and weaknesses of information warfare, this practical book shows you what factors need to be taken into account when designing systems and equipment for use in a network-enabled environment. Moreover, this forward-looking reference explores what evolving requirements to consider for future air, land, and sea battlespace scenarios. This is an extraordinarily valuable and useful resource for military staff, defense industry engineers and managers, and government officials involved with defense funding decisions.

About the author:

Richard S. Deakin is the chief executive officer of National Air Traffic Services (NATS). He was previously a managing director of Thales UK’s aerospace business. Dr. Deakin has over 20 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry working for major companies, including BAE Systems, TRW Aeronautical Systems and GKN Aerospace Services. He holds a first class degree in aeronautical engineering, an M.B.A. from the Cranfield School of Management, and a Ph.D. in engineering from Kingston University.

On the web:

http://www.nats.co.uk/

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/WhatWeDo/ScienceandTechnology/NEC/