Presentation on theme: "CollabSpace – An Advanced Geospatial Collaboration Environment Nigel Tzeng, PI Jennifer Ockerman, Nathan Koterba, Osbaldo Cantu Johns Hopkins University."— Presentation transcript:
CollabSpace – An Advanced Geospatial Collaboration Environment Nigel Tzeng, PI Jennifer Ockerman, Nathan Koterba, Osbaldo Cantu Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory
Background Command and Control (C2) is one area of interest for JHU/APL Collaboration in C2 can be broken down into general categories: –Geospatial – Where are we/them? –Process – How far along in doing X are we? –Temporal – When do we/they get there? –Identification – What are they? –Decision Making – What do we go about X?
Focus: Geospatial & Chat Geospatial –Maps –Planning –Common Operational Picture Maps + Symbols Chat –Widely used in C2 –Not Optimized for C2 Users watching 5-13 chat windows
Technology Integrated Chat and Geospatial Display –User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) Users get to pick what they want/need to see –Geospatial Whiteboarding Users get to draw on their UDOP –Natural Language Processing Identification of things of interest in C2 chat Highlights important stuff in chat and UDOP Can click on chat text to take you to important stuff
C2 Enhanced Chat Tabs contain multiple rooms List of questions you’ve asked of others.. Hyperlinks to objects in World Wind List of questions to you. Typing a name as first string indicates a request. In this example Fire-1 is asking EOC-0 (the user) to hook FIRE-2. Click on list item to respond. Messages to user bolded. Color Indicates Room
Technology Applications Command and Control Applications –Military –First Responders –Spacecraft Mission Planning Scientific Studies –Collaboration –Augmented Cognition
Commercial Applications/Opportunities CollabSpace –3D UDOP + C2 Enhanced Chat Prototype C2 Enhanced Text Chat –2006 Study shows increased effectiveness in some C2 tasks Collaboration in C2 Research –JHU/APL spends $1M+ in C2 Research
FY08 Enhancements Web Based CollabSpace –Easier Deployment –Portal Integration - DecisionPoint 4-D UDOP –4 th Dimension is Time Cross Domain Collaboration –FY 2007 Work added some multi-level security enhancements that will be integrated into CollabSpace.
Contact Information For technical information contact: Nigel Tzeng, Inventor For licensing information contact: Susan Furney, Technology Associate Office of Technology Transfer The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins Road Laurel, MD