AN/SYQ-XX(V) Combat Direction System
(Block 1 Level 4) (FUTURE)
The Combat Direction System (CDS) AN/SYQ-XX is a tactical computer, display and switching system that is based upon the local area network oriented Advanced Display System (ADS) and provides the means for rapidly collecting, evaluating, integrating, displaying, and disseminating information regarding the constantly changing tactical environment. Using data provided by the other shipboard systems, link acquired data, and operator entered data, the AN/SYQ-XX correlates and maintains the real-time tactical picture for the support of force and command level command and control tactical decision making. The AN/SYQ-XX also provides the means for controlling the combat system configuration, monitoring the combat system operational status, and controlling the weapon system coordination and engagement process. The AN/SYQ-XX Block 1 Level 4 has functional compatibility for the Cooperative Engagement Transmission Processing Set (CETPS), and the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS), with imbedded support for Joint Tactical Information Distribution System/Link 16 interoperability. The Block 1 AN/SYQ-XX is defined in terms of five top level functions: Multisource Track Control (MSTC), Similar Source Integration (SSI), Mission Control (MC), Multiwarfare Control (MWC) and Combat System Readiness Control (CSRC).
MSTC provides for the management of ownship and force surveillance resources for the purpose of developing and maintaining a composite Battle Force database which contains the number, the location, and the identification of tracks in support of the coordinated real/near real time tactical situation plot. MSTC provides automatic identification and classification of each track by analysis of available characteristics provided by the sensor systems organic to the battle group. MSTC integrates dissimilar source data and provides remote data processing for automatic and continuous relative navigation (gridlock). MSTC also provides for automatic correction of alignment errors. MSTC is composed of the following functions: Dissimilar Source Integration, Multisource Identification, Surveillance Control and Remote Data Process.
SSI provides for the management of similar surveillance resources for the purpose of developing and maintaining intermediate track files, one for each similar source (i.e., radar/IFF, ESM, navigation and acoustic), which contains the number, the location, and the tentative identification of tracks in the surveillance area as reported by the surveillance systems. SSI is composed of the following functions: Radar/IFF SSI, ESM SSI, Navigation SSI and Acoustic SSI.
MC provides automated decision and planning support for Force Tactical Command and Force Warfare Area Commanders. MC provides the ability to establish and review force policies, procedures, and plans, and the means to translate defined mission objectives into command doctrine, resource allocation plans, and schedules of combat/noncombat operations. MC provides decision aids which provide the capability to analyze the effects of force maneuvers and the capabilities/limitations of hostile and friendly forces within the operating environment. MC performs force threat evaluation, force weapon selection, and force engagement monitoring in support of battle group and battle force operations. MC provides automatic monitoring of command selected tactical situations to support the force commander and force area warfare commander's evaluation of the tactical situation. MC is composed of the following functions: Force Doctrine, Force Mission Planning, Force AAW Coordination and Evaluation, Force ASUW Coordination and Evaluation, Force ASW Coordination and Evaluation, Force Effectiveness Assessment and Force Noncombat Operations.
MWC provides automated decision and planning assistance to ownship's Warfare Area Coordinators and Air Controllers in support of multiwarfare operations. MWC shall provide the ability to establish and review ownship policies, procedures, and plans, and the means to translate defined mission objectives into ownship command doctrine, required combat system configurations, resource allocation plans, and schedules of combat/noncombat operations. MWC performs threat evaluation, weapon selection and engagement monitoring for ownship engagements. MWC provides the capability to coordinate ownship engagements, in accordance with defined doctrine, so that the effects of weapon interference are minimized. MWC provides decision aids which include threat engageability relationships, resource status, doctrine status, and current engagement data. MWC is composed of the following functions: Ownship Doctrine, Ownship Mission Planning, Ownship Threat Evaluation, Ownship Action Execution, Weapons Direction, Air Control, Ownship Warfare Effectiveness Assessment, and Noncombat Operations.
CSRC provides automated support to assess and assure the Combat System's ability to support mission requirements. CSRC provides automated and manual performance monitoring, performance testing, and fault isolation procedures. CSRC provides computer controlled target/environment generation capability to create an operational environment necessary for testing and training activities. CSRC provides monitoring of alignment tests foe Combat System sensors and Weapon Systems performed by the individual subsystem and reported to MSTC, and by those tests performed by the MSTC function. CSRC displays the results of alignment tests at appropriate display consoles. CSRC provides individual operator training, ownship team training and force training capabilities. CSRC is composed of the following functions: Combat System Performance Monitoring and Resource Control, Combat System Simulation Support, and Combat System Training Coordination.
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