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Improved data fusion through intelligent sensor management
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Paper Abstract

This paper investigates how the targeting capability of a distributed data fusion system can be improved though the use of intelligent sensor management. The research reported here builds upon previous results from QinetiQ's air-to-ground fusion programme and sensor management research. QinetiQ's previously reported software test-bed for developing and evaluating data fusion algorithms has been enhanced to include intelligent sensor management functions and weapon fly-out models. In this paper details of the enhancements are provided together with a review of the sensor management algorithms employed. These include flight path optimization of airborne sensors to minimize target state estimation error, sensor activation control and sightline management of individual sensors for optimal targeting performance. Initial results from investigative studies are presented and conclusions are drawn.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5096, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XII, (25 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486928
Show Author Affiliations
Moira I. Smith, Waterfall Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Christopher R. Angell, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Marcel L. Hernandez, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
William J. Oxford, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5096:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XII
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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