Accession Number:

ADA394334

Title:

Warfighter's Edge: Using Intelligent Agents To Solve Warfighter Problems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

One of the most pressing problems on todays battlefield is the inability to locate and destroy the enemys theater missile capability. Although the battlefield is awash with data with more sensors on the way, it may be insufficient and even detrimental unless the data can be transformed into information that can help end the conflict sooner and at less cost to our forces Improving our forces capability to locate and destroy the enemys theater missile launchers and infrastructure would significantly contribute to shortening the conflict This paper describes the results of using intelligent agents, i.e., smart software, to transform the constant stream of battlefield sensor data into information to aid those charged with locating these critical mobile targets CMTs and their infrastructure The technology appears to be applicable to a number of battlefield areas as well as to military infrastructure The document will provide a technical overview of intelligent agent architecture-a demonstration based on existing joint experimentation data and a quantitative evaluation of the agents performance

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE