March 2005

March 2005
By Adam Baddeley

 
The HDMS Absalon was the first Danish navy vessel in a new class of ships to receive C-Flex, which uses the T-Core software as the basis for the combat management systems. Terma A/S developed the software.

Upgrade facilitates operations with allies.

March 2005
By John M. Gilligan, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force

Which emerging technology will have the biggest impact on your organization in the future?

March 2005
By Vice Adm. Herbert A. Browne, USN (Ret.)

When talk turns to providing a comprehensive picture of the battlefield, people often overlook the fact that the defense community is not providing a good enough picture down to the battalion level, much less to the company level. These warfighting levels especially need an accurate and actionable picture of where enemy forces are located. But, even as we head into the promised land of network-centric operations, the muddy-boots warfighters are not receiving the information they desperately need to prevail on the battlefield.

March 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The medical scancorder, under development at the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research in San Antonio, uses a microimpulse radar device built into a medical personal digital assistant to detect vital signs such as respiration and heart movement.

Portable scanner determines casualty status with the push of a button.

March 2005
By Maryann Lawlor

March 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A surgeon sitting at a console (rear) uses an Intuitive Surgical Inc. Da Vinci robotic surgical system to operate on a patient. The U.S. Army employs one of these robots and is  experimenting with systems that would allow a doctor to operate tens of thousands of miles distant.

Research plans a telerobotic future for medics and physicians.

March 2005
By Cheryl Lilie

 
Larry Markins (r), technical consultant, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), and Lt. Col. Morgan Williamson, USA, radiologist, 31st Combat Support Hospital, Balad, demonstrate the teleradiology system that was deployed to Iraq in the summer of 2004.  

Remote medicine technology provides better access to specialty care for deployed soldiers in Iraq.

March 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
UCIM equipment is designed to support tactical command and control operations at the battalion level. It can be mounted in a variety of platforms, including Marine Corps light armored vehicles, high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles and helicopters.

Plug-and-play components can be quickly configured to mission needs.

March 2005
By Maryann Lawlor

March 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

March 2005
By Capt. Erick Stenborg, USA

 
Line-of-sight antennas at Node Center 11, Victory Base in Baghdad, link assets in the mobile subscriber equipment network.

Signaleers meet growing demands for expanded connectivity, additional capabilities.