The CAHMS – Complexity And Health Monitoring System – applications fall into two main categories:
CAT 1: Analysis of real-time data from sensors located on a single mobile platform, such as aircraft, a submarine, a tank or a drone.
CAT 2: Analysis of real-time data from sensors located on multiple objects, such as swarms of drones or soldiers engaged in a battle operation.
In both cases, the goal is to:
- Identify sudden increases in complexity, which point to potential anomalies
- Pinpoint the sources of complexity increase
- Understand the structure of component interactions (Complexity Map)
- Identify key players (drivers of complexity and fragility)
- Rank channels or components (Complexity Profile)
- Appreciate the dynamics and evolution of a given situation (Complexity Evolution)
The CAHMS can be mounted on modern mobile platforms as well as retrofitted on older equipment, provided streaming raw (digital) data is available. There is no data transmission – it all happens onboard, in real time – no Machine Learning, no fuss.
Both categories of CAHMS application are illustrated below
CAT 1: Single Mobile Platform
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CAT 2: Swarm
In the case of a (large) number of soldiers, complexity monitoring can help anticipate increases in stress and anxiety, as well as indicate breakdown of tactics and strategy.