Accession Number:

ADA478898

Title:

Network Enabled Capabilities - Grassroots Perspectives

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ESTONIAN CENTER FOR DEPENDABLE COMPUTING TALLINN (ESTONIA)

Report Date:

2006-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Majority of NNEC related studies focus on large scale operations, on concepts and methods of global access to operative information necessary to coordinate and control activities that involve large resources. The role of small autonomous squads, operating with limited resources, increases in the case of asymmetric warfare. This paper discusses problems related to providing an autonomously operating squad - that has only occasional access to global operative information - with locally created information that can be synchronised with the global information system, whenever, and if, the opportunity occurs. The situational awareness of the squad is to be synthesised by fusing information acquired from sensors and equipment installed on portable unmanned vehicles, from the dynamically deployable smart sensors, and from reconnaissance parties. The information is exchanged via mobile hoc network that connects the information sources and the information users with the squad information processing verification, fusion, and transformation to suitable form is distributed between the nodes of the mobile ad hoc network. In order to check the semantic consistency of the information, together with its time-wise and position-wise validity, we need a novel model of computation. In this paper we discuss the on-going development of situation-aware model of interactive computation, its use in elaborating the multi-agent based interactive digital map provider, and also describe some experiments related to determining the position of smart sensors.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE