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Multisource report-level simulator for fusion research
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-source Report-level Simulator (MRS) is a tool developed by Veridian Systems as part of its Model-adaptive Multi-source Track Fusion (MMTF) effort under DARPA's DTT program. MRS generates simulated multisensor contact reports for GMTI, HUMINT, IMINT, SIGINT, UGS, and video. It contains a spatial editor for creating ground tracks along which vehicles move over the terrain. Vehicles can start, stop, speed up, or slow down. The spatial editor is also used to define the locations of fixed sensors such as UGS and HUMINT observers on the ground, and flight paths of GMTI, IMINT, SIGINT, and video sensors in the air. Observation models characterize each sensor at the report level in terms of their operating characteristics (revisit rate, resolution, etc.) measurement errors, and detection/classification performance (i.e., Pd, Nfa, Pcc, and Pid). Contact reports are linked to ground truth data to facilitate the testing of track/fusion algorithms and the validation of associated performance models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2003
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5096, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XII, (25 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488672
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Mark J. Carlotto, Veridian Systems (United States)
Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5096:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XII
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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