Remote Detection of Covert Tactical Adversarial Intent of Individuals in Asymmetric Operations
Final rept. 7-8 Dec 2009
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE
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The goal of this report is to design a first-order road map for modeling research to bridge the scientific gap between observations from physical sensor networks at 3-50 m on the one hand and determination of covert tactical adversarial intent of individuals with deception and in extensive clutter on the other. The research needs to integrate components from kinesiology, neurophysiology, psychology, cognitive science, sociocultural anthropology, and information science. Research and development RD issues that need to be considered include metrics for cognitive phenomena and how well detection systems work, data sets, determining whether actors can provide sufficient verisimilitude to create data sets, and relevant sensing technologies and information fusion techniques. Successful procedures may need to include actively but unobtrusively perturbing the situation in order to elicit specific responses. Comprehensive Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and Federal RD programs are required to promote rapid progress. The Federal Government should fund RD programs with the objective of producing a theoretically founded design of a prototype system for remote detection of covert tactical adversarial intent of individuals in asymmetric operations within 5 years and a working operational system within 10 years.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Information Science