Accession Number:

ADA595901

Title:

Automation of IED Threat Emplacement for Training Scenarios

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CAE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

2012-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

In contemporary operations, asymmetric threats, especially Improvised Explosive Devices IEDs, are a leading cause of Canadian Forces casualties and injuries. Automation to support the development of better threat scenarios for training exercises would improve the Canadian Forces capability to prepare soldiers for future missions involving emerging threats. This report summarizes progress to date on the design of a software tool to automate the generation of plausible IED threat scenarios. The core components of the design are a knowledge processing engine and a geospatial processing engine. The knowledge processing engine will act on a database ontology of insurgent tactics to translate user-supplied constrains and training objectives into threat scenario characteristics. The geospatial processing engine will query map data to determine locations for scenario components, such as the device location and spotter locations. Initial technical prototyping has demonstrated the feasibility of this approach. An iterative operator-machine interface development process, cycling through design, prototyping and evaluation phases is suggested as the next step in development.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE