Multi-Sensor Management System for Navy Applications


  1. Ponsford, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN);Breckenhill Inc, Kanata Ont (CAN)
This report provides an introduction to Multi-Sensor Resource Manager (MSRM) for application within a Navy Combat Management System (NCMS). The overall objective of the MSRM is to provide commanders with greater perception of their operating environment. The report outlines the emerging and enabling technologies that combine to make MSRM practical. Perception of the environment is based on a combination of direct sensory measurements and prior knowledge. Gibson’s theory states that the sensed environment can supply sufficient details about the stimulus so perception of the stimulus does not depend on prior knowledge or past experience. This theory is data driven and perceives current events. A contending theory is Gregory's that states perception is a constructive process that uses past experience and prior knowledge related to a stimulus to make inferences. The Gregory’s theory allows a system to perceive future events based on theory and models. Situation Awareness (SA) requires a combination of both theories. Naval forces operate in a highly complex environment that contains many system components that change dynamically. Each of the navy platforms, or weapon systems, has the potential to be more effective in achieving mission objectives if they are interconnected with complementary systems. This approach has the potential to enable the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to deploy its resources and achieve mission success at significant lower cost thereby freeing up resources t

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sensor resource management
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2018-C240 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2018
Number of Pages
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