Orchestrated Missions

Modern military systems need to operate on the timescale of milliseconds rather than hours. Removing the human from the loop enables faster reaction and increased resilience against sophisticated threats. The Hume Center has active programs applying these concepts to everything from space-based ISR platforms to ground-based electronic warfare systems.

Our research sits at the intersection of digital signal processing, unmanned systems, and machine intelligence, as depicted in the diagram. Core components of our research in this area include the following:

  • leverage activity based intelligence techniques to develop a priori data on mission targets;
  • process high-rate time series data with deep learning to perform sophisticated pattern recognition and data processing;
  • infer relationships and linkages between observables using probabilistic graph models to better understand target behavior;
  • employ optimization engines manage payload and platform schedules based on learned policies; and
  • achieve significant additional efficiency from ISR systems through autonomous management of tasking based on real-time situational awareness.

For more information, contact Christine Callsen, Director of Outreach and Education.