07123169 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 18 patents.

A surveillance method comprises the steps of: sending information requests to one or more of a plurality of unmanned airborne platforms, each carrying one or more sensors for gathering information; coordinating processing of the requests among the plurality of airborne platforms; and transmitting responses to the requests to one or more requesters. A surveillance system that can be used to perform the method is also provided.

Title
Method and apparatus for collaborative aggregate situation awareness
Application Number
10/989774
Publication Number
7123169 (B2)
Application Date
November 16, 2004
Publication Date
October 17, 2006
Inventor
William Mark Nichols
San Diego
CA, US
Randolph Gregory Farmer
Rancho Palos Verdes
CA, US
Agent
Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon
Robert P Lenart Esq
Assignee
Northrop Grumman Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G08B 21/00
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