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SUM - Surveillance in an urban environment using mobile sensors

Peichl, Markus and Dill, Stephan and Jirousek, Matthias and SUM consortium, (2008) SUM - Surveillance in an urban environment using mobile sensors. Project Report. A-0444-RT-GC.

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Abstract

The armed forces are nowadays confronted with a wide variety of types of military operations they can be engaged in. Military equipment, in the past designed primarily for force-on-force conflicts, is currently also being used for peace enforcement and peace support operations. These new types of operations present new challenges at all levels, from the lowest tactical level up to the strategic level. Combat units operating in an urban environment are confronted with the so-called “3-block war” situation, in which they are providing humanitarian relief in one city block, are performing peacekeeping operations in the next, and are faced to a full-scale war in the third. This leads to the “strategic corporal” problem, where very low-level unit commanders are required to take potentially wide-ranging decisions. In an urban environment, where small units patrol the streets with armoured vehicles, the team leader is faced with a very difficult risk management exercise. He has to get into the OODA (observe, orient, decide, act) loop of his adversaries, and therefore requires a real-time operational picture of the threats he is facing, that is as precise as possible. The proposal describes the intended project. The aim of this project is to develop a low-cost multi-sensor vehicle protection system using a data fusion engine in order to enhance situational awareness and aid command and control for a moving vehicle in an urban environment, as well as to protect critical static points such as road blocks or outposts, taking into account the operational needs defined by end-users.

Document Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Title:SUM - Surveillance in an urban environment using mobile sensors
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Peichl, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
Dill, StephanUNSPECIFIED
Jirousek, MatthiasUNSPECIFIED
SUM consortium, RMA, TUM, GMV
Date:11 September 2008
Journal or Publication Title:Joint Investment Programme on Force Protection
Series Name:Proposal
Status:Published
Keywords:armed forces, peace-keeping operations, threats, vehicle protection, multi-sensor system
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt sicherheitsrelevante Erdbeobachtung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Reconnaissance and Security
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Markus Peichl
Deposited On:02 Feb 2009
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 15:47

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