Design Specifications – Simulation of Surface Surveillance System-of-Systems Success (‘S6’)


  1. Mason, D.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Nations wish to have full knowledge of surface ship traffic off their coastlines, but no single surveillance asset has the presence, scope, and fidelity to perform this function completely by itself. The ideal solution will be a ‘system of systems’ that relies on different surveillance systems with diverse spatial, temporal, and information content characteristics working together to deliver a clear Recognized Maritime Picture (RMP). Examples of specific systems that might contribute are aircraft patrols, ship patrols, unmanned aerial vehicles, radio direction finding systems, surveillance satellites, ground-based radars, surface wave radars, or automatic identification systems (AIS). Determination of the ideal system-of-systems requires an analytical capability to assess the effectiveness of specific combinations of systems. The preferred method for satisfying this requirement is through the development of a simulation of surface traffic, the performance of various surveillance assets operating on that traffic, and the integration of the sensor information into a RMP over time. This will be realized as the Simulation of Surface Surveillance System-of-Systems Success, or the ‘S6’ model, which will be developed under contract to the specifications outlined in this document. The S6 Model will be an event-based simulation of surface ship traffic and sensor activity over an area of operations, typically one of Canada’s ocean approaches. Rogue vessel tracks will be injec

Il y a un résumé en français ici.

Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TR-2006-05 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Apr 2006
Number of Pages
Electronic Document(PDF)

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: