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Joint FACET: the Canada-Netherlands initiative to study multisensor data fusion systems
Author(s): Eloi Bosse; Arne Theil; Jean Roy; Albert G. Huizing; Simon van Aartsen
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the progress of a collaborative effort between Canada and The Netherlands in analyzing multi-sensor data fusion systems, e.g. for potential application to their respective frigates. In view of the overlapping interest in studying and comparing applicability and performance and advanced state-of-the-art Multi-Sensor Data FUsion (MSDF) techniques, the two research establishments involved have decided to join their efforts in the development of MSDF testbeds. This resulted in the so-called Joint-FACET, a highly modular and flexible series of applications that is capable of processing both real and synthetic input data. Joint-FACET allows the user to create and edit test scenarios with multiple ships, sensor and targets, generate realistic sensor outputs, and to process these outputs with a variety of MSDF algorithms. These MSDF algorithms can also be tested using typical experimental data collected during live military exercises.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3373, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1998, (3 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324652
Show Author Affiliations
Eloi Bosse, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Arne Theil, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Jean Roy, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Albert G. Huizing, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Simon van Aartsen, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3373:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1998
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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