Uncharted Research
Visualization of Self-Reporting Entities for Command and Control

Several innovative visualization techniques have been developed during the DARPA Command Post of the Future (CPOF) program. One assumption of the program is that information will be gathered electronically from the individual platforms of friendly forces. New visualization techniques, combined with this hi-resolution platform-based or entity-level data, can be used to generate dramatically improved displays of the battlefield. This paper discusses the visualization methods that have been developed for effective presentation of this information to commanders.