DEFINITION OF A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION METHODOLOGY FOR SENSOR DATA FUSION SYSTEMS

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Authors
  1. Roy, J.
  2. Bosse, E.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A key element in the anticipated information management problem on a naval platform is the ability to combine or fuse data, not only as a volume-reducing strategy, but also as a means to exploit the unique combinations of data that may be available. In this regard, the Command and Control Information Systems Division at the Defence Reserarch Establishment Valcartier (DREV) is involved in multiple R&D activities in the field of local area Multi-Sensor Data Fusion (MSDF) for naval command and control afloat. The ultimate goal of these activities is to develop an optimal MSDF function that will enhance the tactical performance of the command and control system of a Canadian Patrol Frigate type of ship. In this context, rigorously evaluating the performance of MSF system is of prime importance. The system designer may have several MSDF concepts among which to choose in order to fulfill a particular requirement, the MSDF system may require optimization to improve performance, or the MSDF system may be undergoing testing to assure that it is operating correctly. Unfortunately, no widely accepted scheme for characterizing the performance of MSDF systems is currently in use. The document proposes such a scheme (or methodology) to be used for MSDF performance evaluation in computer simulations.
Keywords
SENSOR FUSION;MSDF (Multi-Sensor Data Fusion);MSDF (Multi-Source Data Fusion)
Report Number
DREV-9423 —
Date of publication
01 Sep 1995
Number of Pages
76
DSTKIM No
96-00039
CANDIS No
153574
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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