A Methodology for Value of Information Determination in Coalition Sensor Networks

A common situation in ISR networks is the establishment of a surveillance area using assets shared from different partners. When the common network needs to be interconnected to the different individual networks of the coalition members, various constraints related to the policies in effect for coalition operations need to be taken into account. These constraints can often be reflected in the metadata associated with the quality and value of information obtained from a sensor network. In order to compute the different parameters associated with the quality and value of information in the context of a coalition operation, we need to have a methodology which can be followed to compute the appropriate metrics In this paper, we use the context of coalition operations to discuss how the QoI and VoI metrics can be calculated.

By: Theodore Brown, Dinesh Verma

Published in: RC24764 in 2009


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