Literature Survey and Situation Analysis


  1. Moulin, B.
  2. Allouche, M.K.
  3. Irandoust, H.
Corporate Authors
Bernard Moulin et Associes Inc, Quebec (QUE);Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
This report presents the results of a literature survey on the domain of data fusion and related topics in order to get a better understanding of the process on situation analysis. This work takes place in the context of a long range project that aims at developing a decision support system (DSS) for Operation Room Officers (OROs) in the HALIFAX class firgate. Given the large volume of incoming data from various sources, the time constraints and the characteristics of the activities taking place in the Operation Room, DREV researchers have investigated for several years the applicability of data fusion techniques for the development of a DSS for OROs. In the open literature the JDL model has been widely used to structure the main activities taking place in the data fusion domain. For several years, DREV researchers have developed systems mainly for multisource data fusion (JDL model's levels 0 and 1). When working on situation and impact assessment (levels 2 and 3), they faced several difficulties and discovered that one main limitation of the JDL model is that not enough attention is given to a fundamental element in the Command and Control (C2) process: the person who makes decision. In several military domains, researchers have noticed that data fusion techniques cannot provide on their own a complete and satisfactory solution to automate the complex activities taking place in C2 settings. TRUNCATED
Situation awareness;Situation analysis;ORO (Operations Room Officer);Cognitive modeling;Decision Support Systems (DSS);MSDF (Multi-Sensor Data Fusion);MSDF (Multi-Source Data Fusion)
Date of publication
28 Mar 2000
Number of Pages
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