Accession Number : ADA599821
Title : Target Engageability Improvement Through Adaptive Data Fusion and Sensor Management: An Approach Based on the Fire Control Radar Search to Lock-On Time
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
Personal Author(s) : Rheaume, Francois ; Benaskeur, Abder R
Report Date : May 2008
Pagination or Media Count : 76
Abstract : The Decision Support Systems Section (DSS) at Defence Research & Development Canada(DRDC) ? Valcartier is conducting research activities aiming at developing and demonstrating advanced adaptive data fusion and resource management concepts. A typical application that can benefit from these concepts is the military naval Command and Control (C2). Military naval C2 systems are faced with an evermore increasing pace of the modern warfare, where increased threat sophistication and mobility demand shorter reaction time of the defending ship. Particularly, reaction time is of prime importance in Anti-Ship Missile Defense (ASMD) operations. When hardkill strategies are used to counter the threat, the latter must be engaged under a certain time in order to be intercepted. This work presents a practical example of an adaptive data fusion and resource management system that aims at improving the engageability of targets threatening a defending ship. Target engageability is improved by making use of the search to lock-on time estimation of the Fire Control Radar (FCR). A quantitative evaluation of the approach is presented using the SEATS-SADM-CASE ATTI test-bed environment. For some specific Anti-Ship Missile Defense scenarios with short reaction time exigencies, it was shown that making use of the search to lock-on time estimation in the adaptive data fusion and resource management system leads to successful target engagements as opposed to failed engagements when the traditional engagement process was used.
Descriptors : *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *DATA FUSION , *DETECTORS , *TARGETS , ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , AIMING , CANADA , CONTROL , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTS , ESTIMATES , GUIDED MISSILES , MANAGEMENT , MOBILITY , NAVY , QUICK REACTION , REACTION TIME , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , SCENARIOS , SEARCHING , SHIPS , STRATEGY , TEST AND EVALUATION , TEST BEDS , THREATS
Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE