The Automated Collection Planning (ACP) Tool, developed as part of the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Large Tactical Sensor Network (LTSN) II effort, is a collection planning and management application that covers intelligence data and collection processes, from intelligence requirements generation to collection tasking for all ISR sensors to include ground- and air-based platforms, using intelligence requirements, collection target data, and sensor capabilities data developed. The ACP tool helps to standardize the development of the Collection Plan from a Commander’s Intelligence Requirements (IRs). The ACP tool can generate data necessary for the collection mission planning process by employing algorithms to automate the manpower-intensive translation of an IR into collection and reporting requirements. The collection requirements will be further decomposed into collection tasks. Algorithms will use sensor models to best match a collection asset (sensor) against specific collection targets and the associated signature data that can be collected by the sensors. The ACP tool has been successfully transitioned into the Technical Control and Analysis Center (TCAC) and Distributed Common Ground System Marine Corps (DCGS-MC) programs and is currently being integrated into the Intelligence Analysis System (IAS) program.
The Gallipoli Software Tool is an alerting system for United States Marine Corps (USMC) Radio Battalion (RadBn) Intelligence Analysts that is designed for, and built to run on, the TCAC. Gallipoli uses a list of known targets, builds associations, and immediately alerts the Intelligence Analyst of activity.