Probabilistic Unit Life Status Estimation (PULSE)

Das, S., Introne, J., Lawless, D., Hoyt, R. and Muza, S. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Fusion, Stockholm, Sweden (June 2004) We present here the Probabilistic Unit Life Status Estimation (PULSE) methodology and software architecture. The PULSE approach leverages Temporal Belief Networks (TBNs) to model the subject’s fundamental physiological dynamics (e.g. shock response) […]

Software Toolkit for Optimizing Mission Plans (STOMP)

Gonsalves, P., and Burge, J. AIAA 1st Intelligent Systems Technical Conference, Chicago, IL (September, 2004) Recent military actions have demonstrated the need for addressing time-sensitive and time-critical targeting. The capabilities of precision guided munitions and the further development of strike warfare platforms and tactics portend a huge increase in effectiveness and lethality of air operations […]

Automated Data Fusion and Situation Assessment in Space Systems

Hanson, M., Gonsalves, P., Tse, J. and Grey, R. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, vol. 13, no. 1 (March 2004) Space systems are an important part of everyday life. They provide global positioning data, communications, and Earth science data, such as weather information. All space systems require satellite operators to ensure high performance and continuous […]

Common Problems and Helpful Hints to Solve Them: Lessons Learned in Integrating Cognitive Models in Large-Scale Simulation Environments

Harper, K., and Zacharias, G. 2004 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, D.C. (December 2004) The application of M&S simulation technologies to advanced analysis and training functions throughout the DoD has led to an increasing need for higher fidelity representations of human decision-making behavior than is currently available in most military simulation behavior engines. The appropriate path […]

Towards a Common Ontology for Improved Traceability of Human Behavior Models

Harper, K., Napierski, D., and Young, A. Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, Arlington, VA (May, 2004) As human behavior models (HBMs) increase in complexity to meet escalating fidelity requirements, it has become more difficult to predict and assess the dynamic behavior of these models with any degree of […]

Predicting Group Behavior from Profiles and Stereotypes

Hudlicka, E., Karabaich, B., Pfautz, J., Jones, K., and Zacharias, G. Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, Arlington, VA (May 2004) Behavior prediction is the underlying component of much recent modeling and analysis efforts, and the underlying assumption is that such prediction is possible, via some form of computation. The […]

Approaches for Modeling Individuals Within Organizational Simulations

Hudlicka, E. and Zacharias, G. R. G. Ingalls, M.D. Rosetti, J.S. Smith, and B.A. Peters, eds., 2004 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, D.C. (December 2004) The human behavior modeling community has traditionally been divided into those addressing individual behavior models and those addressing organizational and team models. And yet it is clear that these extremes do not reflect […]

3D Scene Reconstruction: Why, When, and How

McBride, J., Snorrason, M., Goodsell, T., Eaton, R. and Stevens, M. R. Proceedings SPIE Defense & Security, vol 5422, Orlando, FL (April 2004) Mobile robot designers frequently look to computer vision to solve navigation, obstacle avoidance, and object detection problems. Potential solutions using low-cost video cameras are particularly alluring. Recent results in 3D scene reconstruction […]

Adaptive Infrared Target Detection

McBride, J., Stevens, M. R., Eaton, R., and Snorrason, M. Proceedings SPIE Defense & Security, vol 5426, Orlando, FL (April 2004) Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms are extremely sensitive to differences between the operating conditions under which they are trained and the extended operating conditions (EOCs) in which the fielded algorithms are tested. These extended […]

Design And Evaluation Of a Visualization Aid For Stability And Support Operations

Pfautz, J., Roth, E., Jones, K., Fichtl, T., Karabaich, B., and Zacharias, G. Human Performance, Situation Awareness, and Automation Technology, Hahweh, NJ (March 2004) Current and future Joint Task Force stability and support operations (SASO) require intelligence and civic affairs analysis of the attributes of individuals and groups as well as the complex psychosocial and […]