Sensor Management in Command & Control
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
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The sensing resources represent an important source of information on which the Command Control C2 process bases most of its reasoning. Therefore, a major prerequisite to the success of the whole C2 process is the effective use of these scarce and costly resources. This is the problem of sensor management that has to do with how best to manage and coordinate the use of sensing resources to improve data acquisition and ultimately perception and comprehension. Conscious of the important role sensor management has to play in modern C2 systems, the Decision Support Systems DSS Section at Defense Research Development Canada - Valcartier DRDC-V is currently studying advanced sensor management concepts and applications, to increase the survivability of the current Halifax and Iroquois Class ships, as well as their possible future upgrades. The objective of the reported part of this study is twofold i to present the sensor management problem and the requirements for its solution ii to demonstrate, through a tracking application, the benefits that can be gained by the closed-loop management of the sensors.
- Information Science
- Command, Control and Communications Systems