Abstract:Improved first aid training tools and rehearsal methodologies based on visual learning and recall represent a promising approach to reducing battlefield fatalities. To support visual learning of first aid skills, we will design and demonstrate Pictorial Representations of Medical Procedures to Train… more
Abstract:Robotic vehicles, unmanned systems, and critical command and control networks need to operate effectively in complex, dynamic, and adversarial environments. Currently, fielded systems are not up to the task as they are not able to dynamically modify their behavior to suit the changing environment… more
Abstract:The goal of Net-Centric Warfare (NCW) is to provide the warfighter with the right information at the right time. As command and control (C2) doctrine and tactics evolve with NCW at their core, mission critical tasks become increasingly reliant on the integrity and responsiveness of network resources… more
Abstract:Standoff weapons such as seeker missiles enable strikes at targets of opportunity in limited-access areas while minimizing risk to warfighters. However, seekers cannot be deployed quickly enough for these short-notice, opportunistic missions because of two limitations of their onboard ATR systems:… more
Abstract:Mobile robots are a valuable asset to warfighters, keeping them out of harms way while remotely conducting dangerous bomb-disposal and reconnaissance missions. Autonomous and semi-autonomous operation of these robots would provide additional benefit by freeing up the attention of the operator for… more
Abstract:Current military operations are increasingly dependent on Information Operations (IO), which demand an in-depth understanding of the impact of an IO course of action (COA) on targets in the Area of Operations (AO). Currently, IO COA planning follows the process of traditional kinetic COA generation,… more
Abstract:As the use of persistent aerial video surveillance has grown, the means to produce imagery has far outstripped the means to exploit imagery. Due to this discrepancy, video is often archived for off-line review, resulting in massive video databases that are drastically under-utilized today. To help… more
Abstract:Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is playing an increasingly important role in modern warfare and has spurred the development of large-format imaging sensors that will continuously image an entire city or town at a ground sample distance (GSD) as small as 10cm. Deployed… more
Abstract:Applications that incorporate Human Behavior Models (HBMs) have the potential to improve the training, decision-making, and even the operational effectiveness of US forces. This software can mimic human decision-making, reasoning, learning, social and cultural biases, as well as perceptual,… more
Abstract:While significant advances have been made in technologies for automatically acquiring and trackingand even identifyingdismounts in video, automatic characterization of human behavior remains an open problem that hinders our intelligence dominance against asymmetric threats. To enable the development… more
Abstract:An operator within the JSpOC faces a continuous and rapid flow of intelligence from disparate and distributed sensors, theatre participants, and other operators, all of which may or may not accurately reflect the current operational situation. Despite having technology that fuses these heterogeneous… more
Abstract:The Army has a clear need for a small mobile robot capable of accompanying a single soldier. Such a robot would help solve both logistical problems of individual soldiers needing to transport more equipment and supplies than they can carry in a backpack, and tactical problems of scouting unsafe… more
Abstract:Commanders engaged in modern counterinsurgency warfare achieve success by accounting for adversary behaviors and responses to courses of action during the planning process. A single type of modeling formalism is unable to capture all of the dynamics of modern asymmetric warfarethere are too many… more
Abstract:Urban combat presents the warfighter with significant and complex challenges, especially when dealing with targets that are located deep within buildings and other structures. Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) have proven useful in providing remote reconnaissance for indoor environments and there has… more
Abstract:Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming a critical part of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Close Air Support-Troops in Contact (CAS-TIC) missions. Aerial imagery can provide ground forces with critical information about enemy capabilities and locations. However,… more
Abstract:The Layered Sensing Leadership Group has defined the Layered Sensing Concept as key to future Air Force Science & Technology strategy, and effective data dissemination is integral to its success. A wireless sensor network (WSN) must not only maintain rapid throughput with minimal power consumption,… more
Abstract:Military deployment practices necessarily separate families, and therefore inflict significant psychological stress, particularly in young children. Readily available contact with the deployed parent could reduce stress on the child. That reduction could in turn improve the service member's… more
Abstract:To provide improved Collaborative Situation Awareness (CSA) and, ultimately, improve the Warfighter's operational success, PEO Soldier is developing new equipment, technologies, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) that leverage the wealth of information available to Net-Centric Soldiers.… more
Abstract:Effective Joint Air Operations Center (JAOC) command and control (C2) activities require coordination and communication among a wide variety of services and agencies. However, many of the metrics in current assessment tools are not tailored specifically to JAOC processes. Furthermore, the rapid pace… more
Abstract:Advanced network visualization techniques are required to improve cross-domain situation awareness and support goal-oriented decision-making within the AOC. To address this need, we propose to design and demonstrate novel VIsual Representation Techniques for Integrated, Goal-Oriented awareness… more
Abstract:The complex challenges of successfully managing and tasking ISR assets to collect sensor data include the requirement for each ISR collection route to satisfy multiple constraints (e.g., collision avoidance and limited fuel supply) that make manual planning difficult. ISR routes must also meet… more
Abstract:Unmanned vehicles have become an increasingly important tool of the U.S. armed forces in recent military conflicts. It is critical that these vehicles be able to fuse data from a variety of heterogeneous, widely dispersed sensor platforms into meaningful information, and share that information in a… more
Abstract:GPS technology provides a warfighter in unfamiliar territory with up-to-date location data. However, in dense urban and heavily canopied environments, or in the presence of external interference, the effectiveness of GPS-based navigational systems can be s
Abstract:The growing arsenal of rapidly-improving, network-centric sensor platforms shows great potential to enhance the current situational awareness capabilities of the United States Air Force. Such non-traditional sensors collect a diverse range of data that can offer a more accurate and comprehensive… more
Abstract:The evolution of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) technologies and their integration into network-centric operations has provided significant advances in providing critical information to C2ISR operators and the Commanders that they support. However, these sensors gather so much… more
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