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ID box: a multisource attribute data fusion function for target identification
Author(s): Marc-Alain Simard; Pierre Valin; Frederic Lesage
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Paper Abstract

The R&D group at Lockheed-Martin Canada has developed a target identifier function called ID Box. This computer program performs five main functions: first it transforms the sensor attribute input into a few contact ID declarations, second, it evaluates the association score between the contact declarations and the ID propositions of a current target track, third it performs attribute contact to track fusion using a modification of the Dempster-Shafer evidential theory, fourth the ID Box, using a platform library, produces a translator that unifies the information within track identity and the attribute input, and fifth, it manages the distribution of results to a system human computer interface. Our exhaustive platform library enables the ID Box to fuse attribute data from almost all kinds of sensor or information sources that may be found on large warships or patrol aircraft. These attributes are the radar cross section and the moving parts from surveillance radars, allegiance from interrogator systems, emitter composition from electronics support measure systems, spoken language from communication intercept systems, acoustical signature from sonar systems, propulsion types from IR detectors, dimensional data from imaging systems and other classification attributes from various systems or operators including dynamical parameters from positional trackers. This paper presents and describes the ID Box.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4051, Sensor Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications IV, (3 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.381631
Show Author Affiliations
Marc-Alain Simard, Lockheed Martin Canada (Canada)
Pierre Valin, Lockheed Martin Canada (Canada)
Frederic Lesage, Lockheed Martin Canada and Univ. de Montreal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4051:
Sensor Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications IV
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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