16 July 2014 Front Matter: Volume 9091
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Kadar: Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIII

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Conference Committee

Symposium Chair

  • David A. Whelan, Boeing Defense, Space, and Security (United States)

Symposium Co-chair

  • Nils R. Sandell Jr., Strategic Technology Office, DARPA (United States)

Conference Chair

  • Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)

Conference Co-chairs

  • Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

  • Kenneth Hintz, George Mason University (United States)

  • Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University (Canada)

  • Ronald P. S. Mahler, Lockheed Martin Corporation (United States)

Conference Program Committee

  • Mark G. Alford, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

  • William D. Blair, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)

  • Mark J. Carlotto, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)

  • Kuo-Chu Chang, George Mason University (United States)

  • Chee-Yee Chong, Independent Consultant (United States)

  • Marvin N. Cohen, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)

  • Frederick E. Daum, Raytheon Company (United States)

  • Mohammad Farooq, AA Scientific Consultants Inc (Canada)

  • Charles W. Glover, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States)

  • I. R. Goodman, Consultant (United States)

  • Lynne L. Grewe, California State University, East Bay (United States)

  • David L. Hall, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • Michael L. Hinman, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

  • Jon S. Jones, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

  • Martin E. Liggins II, Consultant (United States)

  • James Llinas, University at Buffalo (United States)

  • Raj P. Malhotra, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

  • Alastair D. McAulay, Lehigh University (United States)

  • Raman K. Mehra, Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (United States)

  • Harley R. Myler, Lamar University (United States)

  • David Nicholson, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)

  • Les Novak, Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (United States)

  • John J. Salerno Jr., Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

  • Andrew G. Tescher, AGT Associates (United States)

  • Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos, National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)

  • Wiley E. Thompson, New Mexico State University (United States)

  • Pierre Valin, Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier (Canada)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Multisensor Fusion, Multitarget Tracking, and Resource Management I

    Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)

    Kenneth Hintz, George Mason University (United States)

  • 2 Multisensor Fusion, Multitarget Tracking, and Resource Management II

    Kenneth Hintz, George Mason University (United States)

    Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)

    Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University (Canada)

  • 3 Information Fusion Methodologies and Applications I

    Ronald P. Mahler, Lockheed Martin Corporation (United States)

  • 4 Information Fusion Methodologies and Applications II

    Michael L. Hinman, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

    Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)

  • 5 Information Fusion Methodologies and Applications III

    Michael L. Hinman, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

    Kenneth Hintz, George Mason University (United States)

    Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)

  • 6 Information Fusion Methodologies and Applications IV

    Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

    Michael L. Hinman, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

    Kenneth Hintz, George Mason University (United States)

    Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)

  • 7 Signal and Image Processing, and Information Fusion Applications I

    Lynne L. Grewe, California State University, East Bay (United States)

    Mark J. Carlotto, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)

  • 8 Signal and Image Processing, and Information Fusion Applications II

    Mark J. Carlotto, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)

    Lynne L. Grewe, California State University, East Bay (United States)

  • 9 Signal and Image Processing, and Information Fusion Applications III

    Mark G. Alford, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

    Mark J. Carlotto, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)

    Lynne L. Grewe, California State University, East Bay (United States)

  • 10 Signal and Image Processing, and Information Fusion Applications IV

    Mark G. Alford, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

    Mark J. Carlotto, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)

    Lynne L. Grewe, California State University, East Bay (United States)

  • 11 Signal Processing, Information Fusion, and Understanding Aspects of Cyber Physical Systems

    Lynne L. Grewe, California State University, East Bay (United States)

    Invited Panel Discussion: Issues and Challenges of Information Fusion in Contested Environments

    Erik P. Blasch, Moderator, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

    Ivan Kadar, Moderator, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)

    Chee-Yee Chong, Independent Consultant (United States)

    Laurie H. Fenstermacher, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

    John D. Gorman, SET Corporation (United States)

    Eric K. Jones, Systems & Technology Research (United States)

    Georgiy M. Levchuk, Aptima, Inc. (United States)

    Jorge E. Tierno, Barnstorm Research Corporation (United States)

Introduction

In contested environments, fusion has to address challenges not present in available environments, such as: objects of interest may be hard to detect due to concealment; sensing may be at stand-off distances and observations may be sparse; communication could be unreliable due to possible jamming; and bandwidth may be limited. Thus information fusion methods have to deal with more difficult targets using a lower quality and quantity of data over less capable communications networks. Similarly, in cyberspace/networking, information transfer may be compromised by malware, malicious attacks or just by phishing or spam potentially affecting both information sources and the efficient use of the sources for analysis and decision making.

The objective of this panel was to bring to the attention of the fusion community the importance of dealing with contested information sources, highlighting issues, illustrating potential approaches and addressing challenges. The panel addressed issues and challenges in contested environments highlighting the problem of acquiring, representing, handling, processing, fusing and using information sources in competitive environments and presented systems-level examples of potential “defensive approaches” (winning strategies in contests). A number of invited experts discussed challenges of the fusion process and research to address these challenges. The panelists illustrated parts of the abovementioned areas over different applications, and addressed applications to all levels of information fusion. Conceptual and real-world related examples associated with the overall complex problem were used by the panel to highlight impending issues and challenges.

Ivan Kadar

Erik Blasch

Chee-Yee Chong

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"Front Matter: Volume 9091", Proc. SPIE 9091, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIII, 909101 (16 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2072534; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2072534
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