Joachim Biermann

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Sensor resource management (or process refinement) is a element of any information fusion system. Common level 4 sensor management (SM) inter-relations to level 1 target tracking and identification have been developed in the literature. During Fusion06, a panel discussion was held to explore the challenges and issues pertaining to the interaction between SM(More)
Driven by the underlying need for a yet to be developed framework for fusing heterogeneous data and information at different semantic levels coming from both sensory and human sources, we present some results of the research being conducted within the NATO Research Task Group IST-106/RTG-051 on "Information Filtering and Multi Source Information Fusion". As(More)
A very short overview is given on experience gained in the area of high level information fusion (JDL level 2 and 3) since 1988. The main characteristics of the referenced projects and experimental systems for the support of intelligence officers in land battle missions will be outlined. The different approaches to analyse and model military intelligence(More)
—Tracking systems provide kinematical information of objects in a scenario. This kinematical information can be combined with additional data to build higher-level-fusion systems that allow the detection of behaviour and threat patterns and thus contribute to situation awareness. The patterns that characterize situations of interest may vary over time and(More)
Once the realm of the military, fusion is increasingly spreading into civilian applications such as crisis management, homeland security, and law enforcement. While some of these applications make use of sensor technologies, in the form of cameras, videos, weather systems, etc., there is an increasing reliance on text-based information, which comes with a(More)
It briefly describes the functional processing steps in military intelligence presenting the underlying aspects of information processing and fusion and revealing main challenges for automatic support of the required functionalities. The extraction and structuring of relevant information from unstructured text documents is shown to be one of the fundamental(More)
Up to now, especially in a land force environment, the processing of intelligence is uncoupled from its sources and their underlying information collection and data acquisition processes. We describe the heuristic organisation of collection of information for intelligence and show that the knowledge which is implemented into automated knowledge based fusion(More)