Definition of a test bed for the evaluation of real-time multi-source data fusion systems


  1. Roy, J.M.J.
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Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Multi-Source Data Fusion (MSDF) is about tactical picture compilation. An MSDF system processes the data and information reported by multiple dissimilar sources in order to correctly and quickly derive the best estimates of the current and future kinematics properties for each hypothesized (or perceived) entity in the operational environment, and to develop inferences as to the identity and key attributes of these entities. From a research and development perspective, MSDF system developers need capabilities that allow them to asses if a proposed MSDF System is working properly, as expected. Tools are required to support the developer in his qunatitative assessment of the performance of the MSDF algorithms and techniques. However, the MSDF systms foreseen to support command teams onboard Canadian warhsips must be real-time systems. The correctness of the final implementation of a real-time system isnot only a function of the accuracy of the computations performed by the system, but also a function of the time at which the results of the computations are produced. This document gives a detailed description of the test bed that will help to establish the real-time requirements of MSDF systems on speed, responsiveness, predictability, timeliness, etc. At the same time, the proposed MSDF test bed will also provide a capability to evaluate various measures of performance for these MSDF Systems.
MSDF (Multi-Sensor Data Fusion);MSDF (Multi-Source Data Fusion);Test beds;Recognized Maritime Picture (RMP);Maritime Tactical Picture (MTP)
Report Number
DREV-TR-1999-153 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2000
Number of Pages
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