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Integrated spatiotemporal multiple sensor fusion system design
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Paper Abstract

In many missile and fire control applications, targets of interest may be acquired and tracked over some finite period of time with one or more sensors. This allows for the collection of sequential segments or frames of temporal information per sensor as well as across various sensors. By appropriately processing this information, target detection and classification performance can be considerably increased. Furthermore, we have developed new and different fusion strategies (additive and MINMAX fusion) in addition to the traditional strategies. Our test and analysis results show that temporal fusion can improve target classification as well as spatial fusion. In this work we have developed an optimal and novel design for an integrated spatio-temporal multi-sensor fusion system that combines inputs from different sensors as well as from the different time frames of each sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4731, Sensor Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications VI, (6 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.458385
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Hai-Wen Chen, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)
Teresa L. Olson, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4731:
Sensor Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications VI
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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