Overview of NATO SET-153, Multi-Sensor Integration for Urban Operations


  1. Klager, G.A.
  2. Barnett, A.
  3. Ricard, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);US ARMY RDECOM CERDEC NVESD, FORT BELVOIR VA (USA)
Increasingly NATO nations are being involved in military operations that are radically different from traditional scenarios, and that involve operations in towns and cities that may be occupied by a combination of non-combatants and hostile forces. This is leading to requirements for new concepts of operations to be developed, and the impact of novel sensors, or novel ways of deploying or using existing sensors, needs to be investigated. Previous studies have looked at the requirements for operations in this new theatre and have indicated shortcomings in meeting information requirements when operating in an urban environment but have not addressed sensor characteristics or limitations specifically. Developments in sensor technologies may offer potential solutions but it is unclear what fundamental limitations exist or where existing sensing methods could be used. The SET-153 Task Group, Multi-Sensor Integration for Urban Operations, plans to demonstrate sensor technologies and combinations that add value at the low tactical level in an urban environment and to conduct a collaborative field trial and assessment activity that will lead to a greater understanding of the true sensing capabilities and limitations in urban operations. This paper will focus on a description of the Task Group and a multi-nation data collection at Bonnland, Germany in September 2011.
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-SL-2011-531 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
24 Oct 2011
Number of Pages
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