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Using Formal Ontologies in the Development of Countermeasures for Military Aircraft

2012

  • Authors:
    Nelia Lombard , Aurona Gerber , van der Merwe, A

    Publication date:
    2012

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    Output type:
    Workshop paper

    Abstract:

    Aircraft are valuable asset to the military and must be protected
    against different threats. One such a threat is shoulder-launched
    missiles which are portable, easy to use and easy to come by. To counter
    this the military deploy various kinds of countermeasures on aircraft
    against these attacks. In order to assist in the development, evaluation
    and deployment of the countermeasures, modeling and simulation are
    used. One such a system is the Optronic Scene Simulator, an engineering
    tool used to model and evaluate infra-red countermeasures to make
    recommendations for the deployment thereof. Ontologies are no longer a
    foreign concept in the computer and information sciences eld - it plays a
    valuable role in making systems more valuable. An ontology, Simtology,
    was developed to support the the simulation system in various ways such
    as providing a shared vocabulary, improve understanding of the concepts
    in the environment and add value through suitable functionality.

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