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Data Fusion Engine (DFE) for the Force Protection Joint Experiment (FPJE)
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Paper Abstract

The FPJE was an experiment to consider the best way to create a system of systems in the realm of Force Protection. It was sponsored by Physical Security Equipment Action Group (PSEAG) and Joint Program Manager - Guardian (JPMG), and was managed by the Product Manager - Force Protection Systems (PM-FPS). The experiment attempted to understand the challenges associated with integrating disparate systems into a cohesive unit, and then the compounding challenge of handling the flow of data into the system and its dispersion to all subscribed Command and Control (C2) nodes. To handle this data flow we created the DFE based on the framework of the Joint Battlespace Command and Control System for Manned and Unmanned Assets (JBC2S). The DFE is a data server that receives information from the network of systems via the Security Equipment Integration Working Group (SEIWG) ICD-0100 protocol, processes the data through static fusion algorithms, and then publishes the fused data to the C2 nodes, in this case JBC2S and the Tactical Automated Security System (TASS). The DFE uses only known concepts and algorithms for its fusion efforts. This paper discusses the analyzed impact of the fusion on C2 nodes displays and in turn on the operators. Also, this paper discusses the lessons learned about networked control combined with DFE generated automatic response. Finally, this paper discusses possible future efforts and their benefits for providing the useful operational picture to the operator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7345, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2009, 73450D (13 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820208
Show Author Affiliations
C. M. Barngrover, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
R. T. Laird, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
T. A. Kramer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
J. R. Cruickshanks, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
S. H. Cutler, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7345:
Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2009
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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