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Target identification using multi-radar fusion
Author(s): I. Jouny
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Paper Abstract

The problem of target recognition using signatures collected by a multi-radar system is investigated in this paper. A comparison between the performances of target recognition systems that fuse the observed signatures with those that fuse the identification decision is established. Multi-radar systems interrogating the same target provide multi-aspect signatures that can enhance, when fused properly, the recognition performance. This paper proposes a signatures fusion scheme as well as a decision fusion mechanism. The recognition performance assuming a target with unknown azimuth is assessed using both systems, and a comparison is established. The performance is assessed using real radar signatures recorded in a compact range setting. The paper highlights scenarios where a multi-radar system provides little advantage for target recognition purposes, and when it can significantly improve the recognition performance. The same approach can be used when dealing with other types of networked sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6566, Automatic Target Recognition XVII, 65660M (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717701
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I. Jouny, Lafayette College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6566:
Automatic Target Recognition XVII
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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