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Advanced algorithms for distributed fusion
Author(s): A. Gelfand; C. Smith; M. Colony; C. Bowman; R. Pei; T. Huynh; C. Brown
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Paper Abstract

The US Military has been undergoing a radical transition from a traditional "platform-centric" force to one capable of performing in a "Network-Centric" environment. This transformation will place all of the data needed to efficiently meet tactical and strategic goals at the warfighter's fingertips. With access to this information, the challenge of fusing data from across the batttlespace into an operational picture for real-time Situational Awareness emerges. In such an environment, centralized fusion approaches will have limited application due to the constraints of real-time communications networks and computational resources. To overcome these limitations, we are developing a formalized architecture for fusion and track adjudication that allows the distribution of fusion processes over a dynamically created and managed information network. This network will support the incorporation and utilization of low level tracking information within the Army Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A) or Future Combat System (FCS). The framework is based on Bowman's Dual Node Network (DNN) architecture that utilizes a distributed network of interlaced fusion and track adjudication nodes to build and maintain a globally consistent picture across all assets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6974, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2008, 69740N (17 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777635
Show Author Affiliations
A. Gelfand, Decisive Analytics Corp. (United States)
C. Smith, Decisive Analytics Corp. (United States)
M. Colony, Decisive Analytics Corp. (United States)
C. Bowman, Data Fusion and Neural Networks (United States)
R. Pei, U.S. Army CERDEC Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (United States)
T. Huynh, U.S. Army CERDEC Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (United States)
C. Brown, U.S. Army CERDEC Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6974:
Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2008
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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