Accession Number : ADP002902

Title :   INCA (Intelligent Correlation Agent): An Environment for Exploratory Development of Tactical Data Fusion Techniques,

Corporate Author : VERAC INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Gross,L. S. ; Payne,H. J.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The INtelligent Correlation Agent (INCA) project is directed at the development and demonstration of advanced technologies for supporting data fusion. A broad spectrum of technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, emerging personal workstations, and statistical decision theory, have been examined and used in this project. Central to recent work has been the use of symbolic computers, using object-oriented/messagepassing techniques. The result has been an environment which elevates the level at which developers and analysts can explore fusion techniques. Powerful graphics interaction has been so successful that the current INCA system has been used as a prototype workstation for operational data fusion systems. An incremental development methodology, using feedback from experienced analysts, is being employed in the system development. This paper discusses several of the key aspects of the INCA system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data processing, *Tactical data systems, *Computer applications, Targeting, Ocean surveillance, Artificial intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE