Sensor Management in the Context of the Integration of Sensors and Weapons


  1. Benaskeur, A.R.
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Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
The sensing resources requesent an important source of information on which the Command & Control (C2) process bases most of its reasoning. Therefore, a major prerequisite to the success of the whole C2 process is the effective use of these scarce and costly resources. This is the problem of sensor management that has to do with how best to manage, coordinate and organize the use of sensing resources in a manner that synergistically improves the process of data acquisition and ultimately those of perception and comprehension, i.e., the situation awareness of the decision maker. Conscious of the important role sensor management has to play in modern Command and Control systems, the Situation Analysis Support Systems (SASS) Group of the Decision Support Systems (DSS) Section at Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC) - Valcartier is currently studying advanced sensor management concepts and applications, to increase the survivability of the current Halifax and Iroquois Class ships, as well as their possible future upgrades. The objective of the reported work is twofold: i) to present, in detail, the different sensor management problems and the requirements for their solution; ii) to demonstrate, through the target tracking application, the benefits that can be gained by the adaptive management of the available sensors.

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Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA)Loop;Sensor fusion;Sensor integration;Sensor managemnet;Situation model
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TR-2001-217 — Technical Report
Date of publication
28 Oct 2002
Number of Pages
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