Accession Number : ADA317601

Title :   Multisensor Data Fusion for the Vessel Traffic System.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept. 1 Oct 95-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEE RING

Personal Author(s) : Tummala, Murali ; Glenn, Ian ; Midwood, Sean

PDF Url : ADA317601

Report Date : 03 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report describes the development of an algorithm to fuse redundant observations due to multiple sensor coverage of a vessel within the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system. Fuzzy membership functions are used as a measure of correlation, and a fuzzy associative system determines which observations represent the same vessel. The result is a computationally efficient algorithm. The output of the system is a unique set of vessels identified by unique platform identifiers. Results of tests based on computer simulation of overlapping radar coverage show that the fusion algorithm correctly correlates and fuses the sensor observations.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *DATA FUSION, *MULTISENSORS, *VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, OUTPUT, MEASUREMENT, DETECTORS, EFFICIENCY, RADAR, IDENTIFICATION, CORRELATION, PLATFORMS, ASSOCIATIVE PROCESSING, REDUNDANCY, AREA COVERAGE.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE