Flexible Resource Assignment in Sensor Networks: A Hybrid Reasoning Approach
Source: University of Aberdeen
Today, sensing resources are the most valuable assets of critical tasks (e.g., border monitoring). Although there are various types of assets available, each with different capabilities, only a subset of these assets is useful for a specific task. This is due to the varying information needs of tasks. This gives rise to assigning useful assets to tasks such that the assets fully cover the information requirements of the individual tasks. The importance of this is amplified in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) domain, especially in a coalition context. This is due to a variety of reasons such as the dynamic nature of the environment, scarcity of assets, high demand placed on available assets, sharing of assets among coalition parties, and so on.