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A run packing technique for multiple sensor fusion
Author(s): Taylor Glenn; Brandon Smock; Joseph Wilson; Paul Gader
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Paper Abstract

The Run Packing (RP) fusion method is a novel algorithm that addresses the con dence level fusion problem when M different sensors (or alarm sources) produce alarms independently. The goal of such a fusion method is to map the output confidence range of each alarm source to a global range shared by all of the alarm sources. The shared global confidence range allows a single receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve to be created, and this ROC then shows the global system performance trade-o s across all alarm sources. We explain the run packing algorithm, show its application to a multi-sensor buried explosive object detection system, and compare its performance to other fusion techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8709, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVIII, 87091K (7 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015987
Show Author Affiliations
Taylor Glenn, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Brandon Smock, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Joseph Wilson, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Paul Gader, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8709:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVIII
J. Thomas Broach; Jason C. Isaacs, Editor(s)

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