A Beacon for Military Plan Execution and Outcomes

Customer Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Users Naval Officers
Need Developing representations and algorithms to provide automated planning advice for complex military operations.
Solution Stottler Henke has developed BEACON, a system to provide an ontology of concepts suitable for representing key aspects of military plans and the narrative structure of historical cases that shed light on plan execution and outcomes.
Status BEACON explored the representational requirements for capturing the content of lessons learned in such a way as to support retrieval and presentation when relevant to planning while avoiding the ambiguities of text-based search.  It demonstrates the utility of integrating lesson retrieval with tools for task work like mission planning.