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EDA swarmed sensor project points to larger technology

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The European Defence Agency (EDA) and national defence technology experts are mulling how to build on the results of a recently completed EDA research project that involved swarmed but heterogeneous sensor platforms. Two of the central problems now awaiting solution are how to generate sufficient autonomous computing power for networked sensors and how to enable such networks to accurately monitor and identify threats, particularly those linked to behavioural anomalies, according to the EDA.

“One of the main challenges of behavioural monitoring is that it requires enormous computational complexity,” an EDA official told Jane’s on 10 April. “Right now, networks can’t do that without [getting feeds of computational analysis from] a control centre.

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