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Sensor data fusion of optical and active radar data
Author(s): Johan Schultz; Ulf Gustafsson; Torbjorn Crona
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Paper Abstract

In this paper two different methods for fusing data from optical and active radar sensors are studied. The first method fuses data prior to feature extraction and the second method fuses data, in a more traditional way, after feature extraction. The advantage of fusing before feature extraction is that no information is lost prior to the fusion. The sensor data share one common dimension, namely azimuth, but the radar suffers from lower resolution. The algorithms are tested on real measurements from Ku- and millimeter wave radar combined with infrared or TV-camera. The study is in its initial phase and the two methods studied are simple in nature. The study aims to reveal differences between a raw data method and a feature-based method and should later result in a more complex and robust method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5429, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIII, (9 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542211
Show Author Affiliations
Johan Schultz, Saab Bofors Dynamics (Sweden)
Ulf Gustafsson, Saab Bofors Dynamics (Sweden)
Torbjorn Crona, Saab Bofors Dynamics (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5429:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIII
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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