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A novel framework for command and control of networked sensor systems
Author(s): Genshe Chen; Zhi Tian; Dan Shen; Erik Blasch; Khanh Pham
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we have proposed a highly innovative advanced command and control framework for sensor networks used for future Integrated Fire Control (IFC). The primary goal is to enable and enhance target detection, validation, and mitigation for future military operations by graphical game theory and advanced knowledge information fusion infrastructures. The problem is approached by representing distributed sensor and weapon systems as generic warfare resources which must be optimized in order to achieve the operational benefits afforded by enabling a system of systems. This paper addresses the importance of achieving a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) foundation of information superiority-shared, accurate, and timely situational awareness upon which advanced automated management aids for IFC can be built. The approach uses the Data Fusion Information Group (DFIG) Fusion hierarchy of Level 0 through Level 4 to fuse the input data into assessments for the enemy target system threats in a battlespace to which military force is being applied. Compact graph models are employed across all levels of the fusion hierarchy to accomplish integrative data fusion and information flow control, as well as cross-layer sensor management. The functional block at each fusion level will have a set of innovative algorithms that not only exploit the corresponding graph model in a computationally efficient manner, but also permit combined functional experiments across levels by virtue of the unifying graphical model approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6578, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2007, 65780L (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.720500
Show Author Affiliations
Genshe Chen, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)
Zhi Tian, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
Dan Shen, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)
Erik Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Khanh Pham, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6578:
Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2007
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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