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Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management

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Cognitive Aspects of Higher Level Fusion

  • Dale A. LambertAffiliated withDefence Science and Technology Group Email author 
  • , Kerry TrentelmanAffiliated withDefence Science and Technology Group

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Abstract

A commander’s situation awareness is critical to his or her decision making in a crisis but the ability for a commander to form that situation awareness is often overestimated. Automated data fusion offers a means of supporting a commander’s situation awareness, with automated higher level fusion supporting the higher level functions of comprehension and projection. This chapter outlines a software-implemented psychological model that allows a machine to perform comprehension and projection, and interact with a commander.