Accession Number : ADP003790

Title :   DSN (Distributed Sensors Networks) Problems -- An Overview,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s) : Barnett,J. A.

Report Date : DEC 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This article is concerned with the particular problem of constructing a world picture from sensor data. The world of interest contains craft capable of motion (e.g., airplanes, water vessels, and land forces) and the terrain. The important terrain features are target locations and geographic data that may affect the operation and behavior of sensors and craft. The world picture comprises descriptions of craft behavior and location with respect to the terrain and to each other. There are many families of sensor devices. Among them are phased-array acoustics, infrared, sonar, and many kinds of radars. The major distinguishing characteristics among different sensor families is the type of phenomena that they can observe. This paper describes the concept of Distributed Sensor Networks DSN.

Descriptors :   *Communications networks, *Detectors, Integrated systems, Decentralization, Scenarios

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE