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Mathematical Techniques in Multi-sensor Data Fusion : Electronic warfare/radar library - David L. Hall

Mathematical Techniques in Multi-sensor Data Fusion

Electronic warfare/radar library

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Published: 19th February 1992
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This invaluable reference offers the most comprehensive introduction available to the concepts of multisensor data fusion. It introduces key algorithms, provides advice on their utilization, and raises issues associated with their implementation. With a diverse set of mathematical and heuristic techniques for combining data from multiple sources, the book shows how to implement a data fusion system, describes the process for algorithm selection, functional architectures and requirements for ancillary software, and illustrates man-machine interface requirements an database issues.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction to Multisensor Data Fusionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Fusion Applicationsp. 2
Senors and Sensor Datap. 7
The Inference Hierarchy: Output Datap. 16
A Data Fusion Modelp. 18
Benefits of Data Fusionp. 22
Architectural Concepts and Issuesp. 27
Referencesp. 32
A Taxonomy of Algorithms for Multisensor Data Fusionp. 35
Taxonomy Overviewp. 35
Taxonomy of Positional Fusion Algorithmsp. 37
Taxonomy of Identity Fusion Algorithmsp. 42
Taxonomy of Ancillary Support Algorithmsp. 50
Summaryp. 51
Referencesp. 51
Data Associationp. 53
Introductionp. 53
A General Association Processp. 59
Gatingp. 66
Association Metricsp. 69
Assignmentp. 80
Summaryp. 86
Referencesp. 87
Estimationp. 89
Introductionp. 89
Overview of Estimation Alternativesp. 92
Batch Estimationp. 106
Sequential Estimationp. 116
Covariance Error Estimationp. 125
Referencesp. 129
Identity Declarationp. 131
Identity Declaration and Pattern Recognitionp. 131
Feature Extractionp. 138
Parametric Templatesp. 145
Cluster Analysis Techniquesp. 146
Adaptive Neural Networksp. 153
Physical Modelsp. 156
Knowledge-Based Methodsp. 158
Referencesp. 161
Decision-Level Identity Fusionp. 163
Introductionp. 163
Classical Inferencep. 167
Bayesian Inferencep. 173
Dempster-Shafer's Methodp. 179
Generalized Evidence Processing Theoryp. 187
Heuristic Methods for Identity Fusionp. 190
Implementation and Trade-Offsp. 192
Referencesp. 195
Knowledge-Based Approachesp. 197
Introduction to Artificial Intelligencep. 197
Overview of Expert Systemsp. 201
Implementation of Expert Systemsp. 225
Logical Templating Techniquesp. 241
Referencesp. 247
Implementing Data Fusion Systemsp. 251
Implementation Issues for Data Fusion Systemsp. 251
Architecture Selectionp. 252
Selection of Data Fusion Techniquesp. 257
Development of Ancillary Support Functionsp. 262
Test and Evaluation of Data Fusion Systemsp. 277
A Survey of Military Applicationsp. 278
Perspectives and Commentsp. 288
Referencesp. 290
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780890065587
ISBN-10: 0890065586
Series: Electronic warfare/radar library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 19th February 1992
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64