Accession Number:

ADA106391

Title:

An Information Fusion System for Wargaming and Information Warfare Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DECISION SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-28

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

This report describes a new design concept for an ocean surveillance information fusion system that was developed under the Navys Counter Surveillance Assessment Program CSAP. The design concept utilizes a remarkably simple and computationally efficient new deductive algorithm that should permit real time tacticsl information fusion either in a wargame environment or in automated support of shipboard information fusion. The algorithm can also be applied in the context of an information warfare decision aid, to assist in evaluating what an opponent could learn from alternative courses of action that might be selected for cover and deception tactics, or emission control EMCON alternatives. The unique advantages of the present design concept can be viewed as an unexpected by-product of the design objectives that were required for the CSAP program. Because of the counter surveillance goals of the CSAP program, the effort was focused, not on the general problem of information fusion, but rather on the assessment of what Soviet ocean surveillance and intelligence systems might be able to learn from the electronic emissions of U.S. ships. The initial design effort, therefore, focused on the formulation of computer algorithms capable of simulating those human analytical processes that are required in an intelligence network, in order to integrate the available data into a coherent situation assessment.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Cybernetics
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE