Tactical security and health in multi-modal sensor control and management

Project description

In this first instance, a feasible problem formulation is to be investigated (eg: as an optimisation problem), with some investigation into choosing an appropriate performance measures along with a priori known measurement models. For example, the Fisher information, a measure of adversary detectability. The agent (sensor) control problem will be cast in the multi-armed bandit setting, with actions corresponding to allocating limited resources as well as affecting the sensors (such as moving positions, changing focus, polling, or replacement). Since acquiring information may be limited not only to the number of the heterogeneous sensors but also the cost of different types of sensors in the environment (particularly those based on human sources), the model will incorporate resource supply limitations. These endow actions with budgets, making the optimisation of resources difficult. This problem will be addressed by estimating payoffs and resource consumption based on various rational decision-making models (eg: minmax, maxmin, etc), using confidence bounds for both payoffs and resource consumption.

Researchers

  • Tansu Alpcan, Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • James Bailey, Professor, Computing and Information Systems
  • Michael Cantoni, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Airlie Chapman, Mechanical Engineering
  • Vincent Crocher, Mechanical Engineering
  • Peter Dower, Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Robin Evans, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Farhad Farokhi, McKenzie Research Fellow, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Nir Lipovetzky, Research Fellow, Computing and Information Systems
  • Jonathan Manton, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Chris Manzie, Professor &¬†MIDAS Director, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Iven Mareels, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Timothy Miller, Senior Lecturer¬†(Assistant Professor) & MIDAS Deputy Director, Computing & Information Systems
  • Girish Nair, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Dragan Nešić, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Denny Oetomo, Associate Professor & MIDAS Deputy Director, Mechanical Engineering
  • Marimuthu Palaniswami, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Adrian Pearce, Associate Professor, Computing & Information Systems
  • Ben Rubinstein, Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Computing & Information Systems
  • Dongryeol Ryu, Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Infrastructure Engineering
  • Len Sciacca, Enterprise Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Iman Shames, Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) & MIDAS Deputy Director, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Rohan Shekhar, Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering
  • Liz Sonenberg, Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Collaboration), Computing & Information Systems
  • Ying Tan, Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Erik Weyer, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Stephan Winter, Professor, Infrastructure Engineering

Partners

Defence Science and Technology Group

Research programs

Network Dynamical Systems