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Enhanced situational awareness in the maritime domain: an agent-based approach for situation management
Author(s): Christoffer Brax; Lars Niklasson
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Paper Abstract

Maritime Domain Awareness is important for both civilian and military applications. An important part of MDA is detection of unusual vessel activities such as piracy, smuggling, poaching, collisions, etc. Today's interconnected sensorsystems provide us with huge amounts of information over large geographical areas which can make the operators reach their cognitive capacity and start to miss important events. We propose and agent-based situation management system that automatically analyse sensor information to detect unusual activity and anomalies. The system combines knowledge-based detection with data-driven anomaly detection. The system is evaluated using information from both radar and AIS sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7352, Intelligent Sensing, Situation Management, Impact Assessment, and Cyber-Sensing, 735203 (19 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818477
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Christoffer Brax, Univ. of Skövde (Sweden)
Saab Microwave Systems (Sweden)
Lars Niklasson, Univ. of Skövde (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7352:
Intelligent Sensing, Situation Management, Impact Assessment, and Cyber-Sensing
Stephen Mott; John F. Buford; Gabriel Jakobson, Editor(s)

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