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Collaborative agents for C2 of tactical urban combat operations
Author(s): Gabriel Jakobson; John Buford; Lundy Lewis
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Paper Abstract

Forces engaged in tactical urban combat operations require a continuous and comprehensive picture of the combat environment to quickly detect the target and effectively reduce opposition. This requires a significant coordination of actions, situational awareness, and fast decision-making. This paper focuses on modeling the collaboration acts among multiple combat units. We analyze the tactics of urban combat operations and then propose a general framework for modeling collaboration among units. Our approach uses Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) as a paradigm for modeling Command and Control (C2) in urban combat operations. We introduce the notion of scenario-based and policy-based MAS collaboration, and analyze different MAS inter-agent structural and control architectures, including hierarchical and federated architectures. This paper shows how scenario-based and policy-based collaboration matched with different MAS control architectures fits the C2 requirements of urban combat operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6981, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2008, 69810Q (3 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778637
Show Author Affiliations
Gabriel Jakobson, Altusys Corp. (United States)
John Buford, Avaya Labs. (United States)
Lundy Lewis, Altusys Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6981:
Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2008
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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