Information Fusion Concepts for Airborne Maritime Surveillance and C2 Operations

PDF

Authors
  1. Valin, P.
  2. Bossé, É.
  3. Jouan, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The objective of the report is to address the problem of Multi-Source Data Fusion on board the airborne maritime surveillance CP-140 (Aurora) aircraft. To that end, a survey of the concepts that are needed for data/information fusion is made, with the aim of improving Command and Control (C2) operations. All of the current and planned sensors are described and their suitability for fusion is discussed. Relevant missions for the aircraft are listed, and the focus is placed on a few important ones that make full use of the Aurora's sensor suite. The track update process with the fusion function involves both positional and identification components. For the latter, a comprehensive set of a priori databases contains all the information/knowledge about the platforms likely to be encountered on missions. The most important of these is the Platform DataBase (PDB), which lists all the attributes that can be measured by the sensors (with accompanying numerical or fuzzy values), and these can be of three types: kinematical, geometrical or directly in terms of the identity of the target platform itself. The PDB used is given in an appendix.

Il y a un résumé en français ici.

Keywords
Information fusion;CP-140 Aurora;missions;platform database;fuzzy logic;sensors (SAR, FLIR, ESM, IFF, datalink);MSDF (Multi-Sensor Data Fusion)
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TM-2004-281 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 May 2006
Number of Pages
114
DSTKIM No
CA027320
CANDIS No
525407
Format(s):
CD ROM

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: