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Findings of the NATO workshop on data fusion technologies for harbour protection
Author(s): Elisa Shahbazian; Michael J. DeWeert; Galina Rogova
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Paper Abstract

The NATO Security Through Science Program and the Defence Investment Division requested and sponsored the organization of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on the topic of Data Fusion Technologies for Harbour Protection, which was held June 27-July 1, 2005 in Tallinn, Estonia. The goal of the workshop was to help knowledge exchange between the technology experts and the security policy makers for a better understanding of goals, functions and information requirements of the decision makers as well as the way the data fusion technology can help enhancing security of harbours. In addition to presentations by experts from the research community on detection and fusion technologies as well as in practice and policy the workshop program included daily breakout sessions, in which the participants were given an opportunity to brainstorm on the topics of the workshop in interdisciplinary smaller teams. The working groups: (i) chose a scenario, including threat stages, threat types, threat methods and ranges, and response constraints due to the particular harbour environment; then (ii) identified: (a) requirements (objectives, functions and essential elements of information); (b) technologies (available and future); (c) information available and necessary through sensors and other sources, as agencies and jurisdiction; (d) methods: detection, identification, situation assessment, prediction. This paper describes the main issues and proposed approaches that were identified by the working groups.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6204, Photonics for Port and Harbor Security II, 62040I (16 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673595
Show Author Affiliations
Elisa Shahbazian, Lockheed Martin Canada (Canada)
Michael J. DeWeert, BAE Systems Spectral Solutions (United States)
Galina Rogova, Encompass Consulting (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6204:
Photonics for Port and Harbor Security II
Michael J. DeWeert; Theodore T. Saito; Harry L. Guthmuller, Editor(s)

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