Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Fusion for Coalition Operations

Coalition operations rely on the fusion, sharing and dissemination of information for a network of disparate Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets such as sensors, sensing platforms, human intelligence, data fusion and networking elements. One prominent aspect of this research is the design of policy-aware fusion, that is, fusion that takes policy related to security, resource control, command-and-control, etc. into account. Processes are described for development of fusion algorithms and policy protocols that will enable rapid assembly/dynamic control of ISR assets and associated policy agreements that govern the sharing and dissemination of information to support multiple concurrent coalition missions.

By: Tien Pham; Gregory H. Cirincione; Dinesh Verma; Gavin Pearson

Published in: RC24604 in 2008


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