Analysis of Multivariate Sensor Responses in a Surveillance Environment,
ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND FORT SHERIDAN IL
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The purpose of this paper is to develop a methodology for analyzing surveillance sensor signals and to translate this analysis into decision rules. The use of Bayesian statistical techniques provides a powerful tool for a quantitative approach to decision making, especially when the analyst has the opportunity to observe or sample prior to making any judgements. The increased reliance placed on using a variety of sensors as an early warning system on the modern battlefield dictates the use of more sophisticated mathematical methods to digest the information sent by these devices. The most recent example of this has occurred in the Middle East where the presence of a U.S. surveillance team is an integral facet of an interim Egyptian-Israeli settlement. The September 1975 settlement engineered by Kissingers diplomatic shuttle provided for a U.S. Sinai Field Mission near the Mitla and Giddi Passes to monitor military movements of Israel and Egypt. This force has the potential for providing surveillance of not only the key passes but also of the entire length of the U. S. Buffer Zone, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez.
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