A CASE STUDY:
ENHANCED 3D SITUATIONAL AWARENESS FOR
THE TACTICAL DATA ANALYSIS AND CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM
USING STK COMPONENTS, MÄRZEN QUICKLY AND INEXPENSIVELY ADDS CAPABILITY TO TDACS
AGI delivers mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of advanced space, defense and intelligence applications. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and
operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. They can be purchased as ready-to-use applications, development tools or turnkey solutions.
ew Hampshire-based Märzen develops software for tactical
military communications. Its flagship product, TDACS, is a
routing engine that supports connectivity, interoperability and
real-time analysis of the tactical data networks used by many U.S.
government and NATO agencies. Needing to add a 3D depiction and
analysis capability to TDACS, Märzen turned to STK Components,
AGI’s lightweight, low-cost development libraries.
Märzen considered various commercial visualization options, but
selected STK Components for its ease of use, ability to handle
object mobility and associate analysis of those objects and airspace
volume depiction. Also critical was the fact that STK Components
is based on the .NET framework and thus supports the latest
Microsoft development environment and Windows platforms.
Specifically, Märzen employed the Dynamic Geometry Library,
Tracking Library and Insight3D Visualization Library. TDACS
consumes hundreds of data feeds and uses the AGI components to
display and analyze the data in real time. Märzen delivered the initial
capability within a tight timeline, and significantly under budget.
Märzen needed a real-time 3D visualization and enhanced
geospatial analysis capability for its Tactical Data Analysis and
Connectivity System (TDACS), a routing engine that supports
connectivity, interoperability and real-time analysis of the
tactical data networks used by many U.S. government and
Used AGI’s development libraries, STK Components, to
embed 3D situational awareness capability. Components
were selected because it is easy to use, based on the .NET
framework and brings object mobility handling, associated
object analysis and airspace volume depiction to TDACS.
A low-cost, fast time-to-market enhancement to TDACS that
includes theatre-wide real-time 3D depiction and analysis of
tactical data feeds.
The TDACS v4.4 software enables real-time display, bit-level analysis
and forensics of tactical data streams. Additionally TDACS operates
in the .NET framework conforming to a service-oriented architecture
(SOA) through which TDACS will provide tactical data network
services that are compatible with the emerging DoD Net Centric
Enterprise Services (NCES) standards.
TDACS v4.4 is a major new release of Märzen software, supporting
connectivity, interoperability and real-time analysis of the tactical
data networks used by many U.S. government and NATO agencies.
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