Accession Number : ADA299825

Title :   Innovative Approach to Development of a Variable Configuration Multisensor Test Capability.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Mar-Oct 94,

Corporate Author : CSC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GROUP FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Bright, Gerald A. ; Mandry, Robert S. ; Barnell, Mark D.

PDF Url : ADA299825

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Rome Laboratory (RL) OCSM directorate is actively developing a Multisensor Data Fusion Tracking Testbed capability for evaluating, testing, and developing fusion algorithms. This report describes the work performed by CSC Professional Services Group to improve this testbed, install the University of Connecticut's Multisensor Air Traffic Surveillance (MATSurv) Tracking Algorithm, and validate the algorithm's performance. The MATSurv algorithm is the result of RL's efforts to transition data association and estimation algorithms, developed as part of AFOSR funded research, out of the university environment and into the field for test and evaluation. The testbed is unique in that it provides a menu driven variable configuration capability that allows researchers to configure the software and hardware resources. The resources include data sources, data processing components, and display devices configurable into real world combinations. Thus, the testbed provides a framework for the evaluation and modification of abstract methods of combining multiple sources of data into fused tracks.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *CONFIGURATIONS, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, *MULTISENSORS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SOURCES, TEST BEDS, ENVIRONMENTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MODIFICATION, AIRBORNE, TRACKING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ESTIMATES, COORDINATES, RESOURCES, UNIVERSITIES, TRANSITIONS, SURVEILLANCE, AIR TRAFFIC, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE