Accession Number : ADA322473

Title :   DSTO Workshop on Intelligent Decision Support Systems Held 7 July 1995, Pyrmont.

Descriptive Note : General document,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Gibbon, G.

PDF Url : ADA322473

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The DSTO Workshop on Intelligent Decision Support Systems was held at DSTO Pyrmont on 7 July 1995. Its key objective was to get views on research areas which have the potential to most contribute to the enhancement of performance of sensor suites on the Australian Defence Force's major platforms. It has long been recognised that the individual sensors on a platform are a mature technology level, but that the integration of their information and its presentation to the platform commander is not as advanced. The issue is of extracting greater operational or tactical support from the entire suite in a situation where there are multiple sensors contributing to Situation awareness. The technology of interest is the integration and automated support facilities that occur after the main signal processing. The actual detection and processing of signals in a noisy environment is a mature technology, often achieving close to theoretically optimum results. The other end, involving information representation and management is in its infancy, and this is where this area is providing scope for progress. This is of rapidly growing interest in Defence circles since this has been identified as a common bottleneck in many applications. This is seen as a research area that offers great promise for Defence applications over the next decade, where the outlook is very good for at least evolutionary advancements by developing existing research thrusts. Decision Support techniques cover these issues comprehensively by addressing issues such as machine representation of these aspects of human knowledge, automated reasoning about incoming data, human factors regarding display and structure of prompts and suggestions, background calculations, etc.

Descriptors :   *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTATIONS, AUTOMATION, DETECTION, DETECTORS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), REASONING, FACILITIES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, BACKGROUND, AUSTRALIA, MULTISENSORS, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

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