Accession Number : ADA327899

Title :   Definition of a Performance Evaluation Methodology for Sensor Data Fusion Systems,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s) : Roy, Jean ; Bosse, Eloi

PDF Url : ADA327899

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 82

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 Research 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 the Canadian Patrol Frigate. In this context, rigorously evaluating the performance of MSDF systems 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. This document proposes such a scheme (or methodology) to be used for MSDF performance evaluation in computer simulations.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DATA FUSION, *NAVAL TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, OPTIMIZATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CANADA, FRIGATES, NAVAL WARFARE, MULTISENSORS.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE