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Dynamic tactical targeting
Author(s): Phillip B. Hanselman; Craig Lawrence; Evan Fortunato; Robert R. Tenney; Erik P. Blasch
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Paper Abstract

Today's Warfighter requires new capabilities that reduce the kill chain timeline. The capability to maintain track on mobile Time Sensitive Targets (TSTs) throughout the entire targeting cycle is a step towards that goal. Continuous tracking provides strike assets with high confident, actionable, targeting information, which reduces the time it takes to reacquire the target prior to prosecution. The Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) Dynamic Tactical Targeting (DTT) program is developing new sensor resource management and data fusion technologies for continuous coordination of tactical sensor resources to detect and identify mobile ground targets and maintain track on these known high-value targets. An essential concept of the DTT approach is the need for the fusion system and the resource manager to operate as part of a closed loop process that produces optimum collection plans against the designated high value TSTs. In this paper, we describe this closed loop approach used within the DTT system. The paper also describes other aspects of the DTT program, including overall program status, the DTT distributed architecture, details of the fusion and dynamic sensor management components, and concludes with current evaluation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5441, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems IV, (19 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547930
Show Author Affiliations
Phillip B. Hanselman, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Craig Lawrence, ALPHATECH, Inc. (United States)
Evan Fortunato, ALPHATECH, Inc. (United States)
Robert R. Tenney, DARPA (United States)
Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5441:
Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems IV
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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