An Integrated Approach to Battlefield Situation Assessment
Situation assessment (SA) is the basis for many of the planning activities performed by the battlefield commander and staff. And as a very complex military process, it requires the cooperation of lots of information processing technology. Multi-agents system (MAS) is a useful method to model the complex Command and Control (C2) system. In this paper, we present a multi-agents model for situation assessment. The three main components of this model, which are computation, reasoning and communication, were designed in detail by integrating series of new and useful technology. The computation component calculates the Battlefield Initiative; the reasoning component makes the situation prediction; and the communication component gives a help to interchange situation information among the Situation Assessment Agents (SA-Agents).This model can integrate qualitative reasoning, quantitative computing and multi-source communicating as a whole, and give the result of situation assessment and the risk value to take it, which is very useful in the C2 system simulation.
Key wordssituation assessment multi-agents system command and control
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