EmErgency Management: Exploring hard and soft data fusion modeling with unmanned aerial systems and non-governmental human intelligence mediums

Sonya A.H. McMullen, Mac J. McMullen, Peter Forster, David Ison, Patti J. Clark

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Abstract

Data fusion methods have been traditionally inclusive of Department of Defense and intelligence applications. The extension of data fusion (DF) with emergency management (EM), also referred to as crisis management, processes for enhanced proactive decision-making has not been fully explored. Hard sensor use in emergency management (e.g. satellites) has evolved to include governmental Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) but may have potential to include non-governmental systems. Soft sensors in emergency management processes (people) include the flow of information from governmental and non-governmental sources. Data fusion emergency management extension is a method of integrating governmental and non-governmental hard and soft information sources at varying levels of information automation for enhanced managerial decision making and utilization of limited resources. This paper establishes a framework for the extension of data fusion to emergency management in consideration of identified EM themes, UAS integration, and behavioral limitations within an autonomous yet collaborative network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer
Pages502-520
Number of pages19
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume15
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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McMullen, S. A. H., McMullen, M. J., Forster, P., Ison, D., & Clark, P. J. (2018). EmErgency Management: Exploring hard and soft data fusion modeling with unmanned aerial systems and non-governmental human intelligence mediums. In Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (pp. 502-520). (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems; Vol. 15). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56994-9_35