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Sensor fusion for ISR assets
Author(s): Thyagaraju Damarla
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Paper Abstract

Multiple sensors with multiple modalities are being routinely deployed in forward areas to gain the situational awareness. Some of the sensors are activity detection sensors such as acoustic, seismic, passive infrared (PIR), and magnetic sensors which normally consume low power. These sensors often cue or wake up more power hungry sensors such as imaging sensors, namely visible camera and infrared camera, and radar to either capture a picture or to track a target of interest. Several airborne sensors routinely gather information on an area of interest using radar, imaging sensors for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) purposes. Recently, Empire Challenge has brought a new concept: that is, harvesting the ISR data from the remotely distributed unattended ground sensors. Here aerial vehicle flies by the area occasionally and queries if the sensors have any data to be harvested. Harvesting large amounts of data is unnecessary and impractical - so some amount of fusion of the sensor data is essential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7694, Ground/Air Multi-Sensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR, 76941C (7 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851700
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Thyagaraju Damarla, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7694:
Ground/Air Multi-Sensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR
Michael A. Kolodny, Editor(s)

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