An Evidential Model of Multisensor Decision Fusion for Force Aggregation and Classification

Bin Yu, Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Sean R. Owens, and Katia Sycara
Eighth International Conference on Information Fusion, July, 2005.


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Abstract
This paper describes airborne sensor networks for target detection and identification in military applications. One challenge is how to process and aggregate data from many sensor sources to generate an accurate and timely picture of the battlefield. The majority of research in data fusion has focused primarily on level 1 fusion, e.g., using multisensor data to determine the position, velocity, attributes, and identity of individual targets. In this paper we present a novel approach to military force aggregation and classification using the mathematical theory of evidence and doctrinal templates. Our approach helps commanders understand operational pictures of the battlefield, e.g., enemy force levels and deployment, and make better decisions than adversaries in the battlefield. A simple application of our approach is illustrated in the OTBSAF simulation testbed and RETSINA system.

Keywords
military force aggregation, classification, Dempster-Shafer theory, information fusion

Notes
Sponsor: AFOSR
Grant ID: 3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5997
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Associated Project(s): AFOSR PRET: Information Fusion for Command and Control: The Translation of Raw Data To Actionable Knowledge and Decision
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Bin Yu, Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Sean R. Owens, and Katia Sycara, "An Evidential Model of Multisensor Decision Fusion for Force Aggregation and Classification," Eighth International Conference on Information Fusion, July, 2005.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Yu_2005_5047,
   author = "Bin Yu and Joseph Andrew Giampapa and Sean R Owens and Katia Sycara",
   title = "An Evidential Model of Multisensor Decision Fusion for Force Aggregation and Classification",
   booktitle = "Eighth International Conference on Information Fusion",
   publisher = "IEEE",
   address = "3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5997",
   month = "July",
   year = "2005",
}