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Adaptive team formation for shared situation awareness

Author: Foeken, E. van · Kester, L.J.H.M.
Source:15th International Conference on Information Fusion, FUSION 2012, 7-12 September 2012, Singapore, China, 361-368
Identifier: 465834
Keywords: Communication constraints · Information need · Limited communication · Situation awareness · Team formation · Team members · Communication · Information fusion · Defence Research · Defence, Safety and Security · Physics & Electronics · DSS - Distributed Sensor Systems · TS - Technical Sciences


To reach their goals in the most effective way a team of entities needs to have a high situation awareness. In addition, the awareness needs to be shared among the entities and preferably identical in order to coordinate their actions. Unfortunately, optimal identical shared awareness is often not possible due to limited communication capabilities, particularly when the system includes complex sensors that generate vast quantities of data. Here we consider the case of multiple ships that are threatened by hostile objects. We present a method in which each team member maximizes its performance by evaluating what information to share and which members of the team to share it with given the current information needs and communication constraints of the team. © 2012 ISIF (Intl Society of Information Fusi).