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Multi-sensor management for data fusion in target tracking
Author(s): Xiaokun Li; Genshe Chen; Erik Blasch; Jim Patrick; Chun Yang; Ivan Kadar
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Paper Abstract

Multi-sensor management for data fusion in target tracking concerns issues of sensor assignment and scheduling by managing or coordinating the use of multiple sensor resources. Since a centralized sensor management technique has a crucial limitation in that the failure of the central node would cause whole system failure, a decentralized sensor management (DSM) scheme is increasingly important in modern multi-sensor systems. DSM is afforded in modern systems through increased bandwidth, wireless communication, and enhanced power. However, protocols for system control are needed to management device access. As game theory offers learning models for distributed allocations of surveillance resources and provides mechanisms to handle the uncertainty of surveillance area, we propose an agent-based negotiable game theoretic approach for decentralized sensor management (ANGADS). With the decentralized sensor management scheme, sensor assignment occurs locally, and there is no central node and thus reduces the risk of whole-system failure. Simulation results for a multi-sensor target-tracking scenario demonstrate the applicability of the proposed approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7336, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVIII, 73360Y (11 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819465
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Xiaokun Li, DCM Research Resources, LLC (United States)
Genshe Chen, DCM Research Resources, LLC (United States)
Erik Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jim Patrick, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Chun Yang, Sigtem Technology, Inc. (United States)
Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7336:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVIII
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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