†† SYST680/OR683/ECE670: Principles of C3I
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fall2007

Instructor: Dr. K. C. Chang††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Class room: RschI 201

Class time: Wed, 7:20~10:00 PM†††††††††††††††††††††††† Office hours: Wed, 3:00~5:00 PM

Office phone: (703) 993-1639††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Office no.: SITE-II: Rm 315

Email: kchang@gmu.edu††††††††††††† ††††††† http://ite.gmu.edu/~kchang/course/syst680.htm

 

Course Description

 

This course provides a broad introduction to fundamental principles of Command, Control, Communication, and Intelligence (C3I).The principles and techniques are applicable to a wide range of civilian and military situations.Modeling and simulation of combat operations are discussed.The sensing, fusion, and situation assessment processes are studied in details.Optimal decision making rules are derived.The concepts of C3 architectures are discussed.Tools to evaluate and design C3 systems such as queuing theory are developed.†† Prerequisite:ECE528 or equivalent.

 

Course Assignments and Grading

 

This course will have homework assignments, a take-home mid term, a take-home final exam, and a term project.They will constitute 25%, 25%, 25%, and 25% of the grade, respectively.The homework that is assigned in a unit is due in two weeks.

 

Course Materials

There is no required text.Supplementary readings will be assigned from handouts and additional references.

Course Outline

 

Topics

Assignments

Unit #1

Introduction, Course Overview and Prerequisite, C3 Concept and Fundamentals

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Unit #2

Target Detection, Tracking, and Identification

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Unit #3

Target Detection, Tracking, and Identification (conít)

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Unit #4

Data Fusion, Situation Assessment

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Uni #5

Data Fusion, Situation Assessment, Bayesian Networks

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Unit #6

Decision Making

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Mid term Examination

Units 1-6

Unit #7

Decision Making (conít)

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Unit #8

Combat Modeling

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Unit #9

Combat Modeling (conít)

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Unit#10

C4ISR Architectures

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Unit#11

Queuing Theory and Applications

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Unit#12

Queuing Theory and Applications (conít)

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Project Presentations

 

Final Examination

Units 1-12