Plamen V. Petrov

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Over the past few years, swarm based systems have emerged as an attractive paradigm for building large scale distributed systems composed of numerous independent but coordinating units. In our previous work, we have developed a protoype system called COMSTAR (Cooperative Multi-agent Systems for automatic TArget Recognition) using a swarm of unmanned aerial(More)
Engineering of complex distributed r eal-time applications is one of the hardest tasks faced by the software p r ofession today. All aspects of the process, from design to implementation, are made more dii-cult by the interaction of behavioral and platform constraints. Providing tools for this task is likewise not without major challenges. In this paper, we(More)
This research addresses a problem of how to make effective use of real-time information acquired from multiple sensor and heterogeneous data resources, and reasoning on the gathered information for situation assessment and impact assessment (SA/IA), thus to provide reliable decision support for time-critical operations. A hierarchical collective agents(More)
The battlefield is a place of violence ruled by uncertainty. Timely knowledge of what's happening around a soldier can mean the difference between life and death. The goals of an enhanced mobile infantry are becoming a reality due, in part, to the U.S. Army's 21st Century Land Warrior (LW) program. However, the current system does not provide a " head up "(More)
In the highly dynamic and information rich environment of military submarine operations, the Commanding Officer must make split second decisions that could ultimately result in the destruction or survival of ownship or the accomplishment of its designated mission. Despite extensive training and expertise, the fog of war often shadows real world encounters.(More)
As we progress toward a network-centric environment, our dependency upon space assets to meet our force enhancement requirements is expected to grow exponentially. With so many mission assets parked in orbit, it is important for the commander to be operationally aware of the dispositions and movements in this fourth medium. The success of terrestrial forces(More)