An Agent-Based C4ISR Testbed

Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Katia Sycara, Sean R. Owens, Robin Glinton, Young-Woo Seo, Bin Yu, Charles E. Grindle, Yang Xu, and
Eighth International Conference on Information Fusion, July, 2005.


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Abstract
This paper describes six functional extensions to the OneSAF Testbed Baseline (OTB) modeling and simulation environment: (1) the addition of modules to access OTB?s terrain database, (2) a supervised, on-line ``batch-mode'' interface to OTB for running experiments, (3) the addition of virtual reality (VR) agent proxies for integration with a low-cost, off-the-shelf VR engine, (4) a two-way OTB-agent bridge for the real-time query and control of OTB entities, (5) an unsupervised, off-line ``batch-mode'' interface for automatically loading, generating, reconfiguring, and executing experiments, and (6) the addition of new sensor model entities. These extensions enable the integration with OTB of C2 and multi-level information fusion algorithms that would not normally integrate with its event-based modeling and simulation engine. This paper describes the system architecture of the testbed and some of the research applications that demonstrate its use.

Keywords
C4ISR testbed, OneSAF, agent, multi-level information fusion, simulation, RETSINA

Notes
Sponsor: AFOSR
Grant ID: 3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5997
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Associated Project(s): AFOSR PRET: Information Fusion for Command and Control: The Translation of Raw Data To Actionable Knowledge and Decision
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Katia Sycara, Sean R. Owens, Robin Glinton, Young-Woo Seo, Bin Yu, Charles E. Grindle, Yang Xu, and , "An Agent-Based C4ISR Testbed," Eighth International Conference on Information Fusion, July, 2005.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Giampapa_2005_5049,
   author = "Joseph Andrew Giampapa and Katia Sycara and Sean R Owens and Robin Glinton and Young-Woo Seo and Bin Yu and Charles E. Grindle and Yang Xu and ",
   title = "An Agent-Based C4ISR Testbed",
   booktitle = "Eighth International Conference on Information Fusion",
   publisher = "IEEE",
   address = "3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5997",
   month = "July",
   year = "2005",
   volume = "2",
}