Assessing the Potential of Autonomous Multi-agent Surveillance in Asset Protection from Underwater Threats

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9991)


A Serious Game (SG) system for the assessment of the potential of the multi-vehicle surveillance is presented. The SG system is applied to the problem of protection of strategic assets from underwater asymmetric threats. The SG platform integrates the active sonar performance evaluator able to estimate the real performance on the basis of the environmental conditions. The final goal is to provide new technology tools to realize a Decision Support System (DDS) to support the design phase of a naval unit. The SG system is developed in the framework of the ProDifCon project supported by the (DLTM) (Italy).


Serious-game Asymmetric threat Active sonar system Surveillance system 



This work has been supported by the Ligurian Cluster on Marine Technologies (DLTM), project ProDifCon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for Marine Environment (ISME)GenovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Interdepartmental Research Center E. PiaggioUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  4. 4.IBR Sistemi s.r.l.GenovaItaly

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