29 April 2009 Transitioning mine warfare to network-centric sensor analysis: future PMA technologies & capabilities
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The purpose of this paper is to outline the requisite technologies and enabling capabilities for network-centric sensor data analysis within the mine warfare community. The focus includes both automated processing and the traditional humancentric post-mission analysis (PMA) of tactical and environmental sensor data. This is motivated by first examining the high-level network-centric guidance and noting the breakdown in the process of distilling actionable requirements from this guidance. Examples are provided that illustrate the intuitive and substantial capability improvement resulting from processing sensor data jointly in a network-centric fashion. Several candidate technologies are introduced including the ability to fully process multi-sensor data given only partial overlap in sensor coverage and the ability to incorporate target identification information in stride. Finally the critical enabling capabilities are outlined including open architecture, open business, and a concept of operations. This ability to process multi-sensor data in a network-centric fashion is a core enabler of the Navy's vision and will become a necessity with the increasing number of manned and unmanned sensor systems and the requirement for their simultaneous use.
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J. R. Stack, J. R. Stack, R. S. Guthrie, R. S. Guthrie, M. A. Cramer, M. A. Cramer, } "Transitioning mine warfare to network-centric sensor analysis: future PMA technologies & capabilities", Proc. SPIE 7350, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2009, 73500F (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819321; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.819321
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