Multiple Hypothesis Situation Analysis – Governing Concepts and Support System Prototype


  1. Bergeron Guyard, A.
  2. Roy, J.
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Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
In 2008, DRDC undertook Applied Research Project (ARP) 11hk entitled “Multiple Hypothesis Link Analysis for Anomaly Detection in the Maritime Domain” (MHLA-4-ADMD). The main objective of this ARP is to study, develop and implement a situation analysis tool to support anomaly detection, the identification of vessels of interest (VOI), and threat analysis in the maritime domain. In this context, it was decided to explore the concept of Multiple Hypothesis Situation Analysis (MHSA) and to develop a MHSA Support System (MHSASS) prototype. This document is meant to provide a complete overview of MHSA. The objective is twofold. Firstly, provide a theoretical look at MHSA, and discuss its governing principles. Secondly, provide detailed information on the MHSASS prototype that was developed. This document explains the concepts driving MHSA. It shows how MHSA works and why it could be of great use to the operators. This work constitutes a milestone that could lead to the creation of a system that would help analysts deal with the uncertainty that makes (even simple) situation difficult to analyse.

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Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TR-2010-525 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Feb 2011
Number of Pages
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