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Advanced activity reporting in a multi-layered unattended ground sensor network
Author(s): Todd W. Joslin
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Paper Abstract

Sensor networks are emplaced throughout the world to remotely track activity. Typically, these sensors report data such as target direction or target classification. This information is reported to a personnel-based monitor or a command and control center. The ideal sensor system will have a long mission life capability and will report information-rich actionable intelligence with high data integrity at near real-time latency. This paper discusses a multi-layered approach that includes data fusion at the Sensor Node, Sensor Field, and Command and Control Center Layer to create cohesive reports that mitigate false alarms and multiple reports of the same target while providing accurate tracking data on a situational awareness level. This approach is influenced by low-power architecture, and designed to maximize information density and reduce flooding of sensor networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6567, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVI, 656710 (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719300
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Todd W. Joslin, Harris Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6567:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVI
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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