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Ship formation recognition based on information fusion of spaceborne IMINT and ELINT
Author(s): Changfang Zhang; Hongwen Yang; Weidong Hu; Wenxian Yu
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Paper Abstract

A method of ship formation recognition is proposed based on the information fusion of spaceborne IMINT (image intelligence) and ELINT (electronic intelligence) in this paper. Firstly, the composition and the battle array of the observed ship formation are derived from the spaceborne IMINT information of each individual ship. The beliefs about the composition and the battle array of the observed formation are calculated separately. A synthetic evaluation method is used to get the BPAF (basic probability assignment function) from IMINT information using the aforementioned two beliefs. Secondly, by computing the matching measure between the observed emitter set and that of the typical formation entity, the BPAF based on ELINT information is obtained. Thirdly, the two BPAFs based on the information of spaceborne IMINT and ELINT are combined with DS (Dempster-Shafer) evidence theory. Finally, a decision is made according to the combined BPAF. The experiment indicates that our proposed methods to obtain the BPAFs are practicable and the formation recognition accuracy is greatly improved compared to the results which use only one of the two sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6795, Second International Conference on Space Information Technology, 67953Y (10 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.775016
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Changfang Zhang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hongwen Yang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Weidong Hu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Wenxian Yu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6795:
Second International Conference on Space Information Technology

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