DSS JASMINE - Dismounted Soldier System


DSS JASMINE is a comprehensive and network centric dismounted soldier (rescuer) management system (DSS - Dismounted Soldier System). It makes up a personal, light data communication node and is one of main components of the Network Centric Data Communication Platform JASMINE. This is an innovative solution providing ICT platform for an individual soldier or rescuer and also providing an integration and management of its equipment components. It provides also command support of soldier, crew / group of dismounted soldiers or rescuers. The system ensures tactical situation picture on digital maps, information about troops deployment, reception and issuing orders, reporting and visualization threats etc. DSS JASMINE can also operate as an autonomous solution.

Basic components of DSS JASMINE:

Main features:

  • provides modern ICT equipment of soldier, which enables as follows:
    • transmission of data, video and voice communication over IP technologies,
    • optimal selection and use of the best available communication medium,
    • interoperability with the coalition systems,
    • integration and continuous monitoring of the soldier equipment / rescuer (external sensors, terminal functions, GPS position and communication means),
    • extension and integration of other individual armament components due to the system modularity,
    • simple - fully automatic, intuitive installation and configuration of all elements of (hardware and software) DSS JASMINE using JASMINE Modules Management software (component of the JASMINE Management System implemented and effectively used in Polish Armed Forces);
  • it also provides:
    • command support of soldier / rescuer, combat section (a group of soldiers especially outside the vehicle) or crew and their actions and interactions,
    • achievement the information superiority,
    • automatic information exchange and collaboration between BMS systems (Battlefield Management System for Battalion, Company, Platoon & Section) and depending on the needs HMS systems (Headquarters Management System for Corps, Division & Brigade),
    • achieving an informational superiority and hence, creating and significantly increasing situational awareness of a soldier / rescuer operating in a group and monitoring its location in the area, it significantly increases its security, e.g. through the immediate and effective distribution of information about threats and an automated information system on the current position of own resources,
    • collaboration and integration with allied systems (also by implementation of NATO standards) including:
      • command and communications, Air Defense and JFSS JASMINE (Joint Fires Support System) including JTAC,
      • reconnaissance (information from battlefield sensors e.g. UAV, soldier equipment) including CBRN threats from Reporting Nuclear Detonations, Biological and Chemical Attacks and Predicting and Warning of Associated Hazards and Hazard Areas - STANAG 2103,
      • training and simulation e.g. JCATS and VBS2 / VBS3 by the use of High Level Architecture standard,
    • current tactical situation picture and BLUE FORCE TRACKING using NFFI (NATO Friendly Force Information - STANAG 5527) and FFI (Friendly Force Identification),
    • mission planning, receiving and browsing of plans and orders, visualization (according to APP-6A/B, MIP Implementation Rules) and full support for plans and orders according to STANAG 2014,
    • reconnaissance and targeting,
    • easy input of data - objects and tactical symbols using joystick and touchable interface,
    • quick exchange of text messages (CHAT), including reports,
    • analysis of terrain situation, also using 3D visualization,
    • automatic reports on current battle situation or rescue actions,
    • automatic aggregation of data on subordinated soldiers / rescuers,
    • storage of operational data in a JC3IEDM database of the model of the MIP program,
    • replication of MIP data at the tactical level with the use of BRM protocol (Battlefield Replication Mechanism) via radio communication means,
    • message exchange align with standards ADatP-3 (version 11C/F, 12.2, 13.1 & 14), OTH-GOLD and VMF (Variable Message Format),
    • communication with soldier / rescuer using NATO JDSS (Joint Dismounted Soldier System - STANAG 4677),
    • application of vector topographic underlays distributed in VPF & SHP technology and raster topographic underlays in CADRG, ECW, MrSID, GeoTIFF & JPEG technologies and also maps of DTED terrain model,
    • management of topographic underlays distributed with the WMS (Web Map Service) and WFS (Web Feature Service) technologies.

The main example hardware elements of the DSS JASMINE devices are presented below.

Examples of equipment and practical use of DSS JASMINE shown diagram and illustrations presented below.


DSS JASMINE (including its main hardware and software components) was many times awarded:

The Republic of Poland President’s Award, which is granted annually for the best product, which improves level of safety of soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces - integration of Automatic Indicator of Contamination PROMETHEUS with JASMINE - System of the Systems (one of the main component of its was DSS JASMINE) obtained at the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2014 in Kielce;

DEFENDER, awarded for the Integrated Information System WTS during the International Defence Industry Exhibition 2013. DSS JASMINE solutions were also one of the main components;

AIR FAIR 2013 for innovative Vehicle Intercom System VIS JASMINE including tactical terminals with C3IS JASMINE software dedicated to dismounted soldiers;

AIR FAIR 2012 for the most innovative and comprehensive coverage for the Polish Armed Forces - Network Centric Data Communication Platform JASMINE. DSS JASMINE is one of its main components;