Accession Number : ADA237125


Title :   Distributed Tracking in Distributed Sensor Networks


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 Feb 86-26 May 88,


Corporate Author : ADVANCED DECISION SYSTEMS MOUNTAIN VIEW CA


Personal Author(s) : Chong, C Y ; Chang, K C ; Mori, S ; Spain, D S ; Wolf, J K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a237125.pdf


Report Date : 26 May 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 217


Abstract : This report documents research results on distributed tracking by a distributed sensor network (DSN). A DSN is made up of a set of nodes which can communicate to each other via a communication network. Each DSN node contains a processor collecting data from some sensors. The processor performs tracking functions using the local sensor data and communicates the processing results to other nodes according to some communication strategy. The receiving node then integrates or fuses the information from other nodes with its local information to arrive at a better estimate. Compared with a centralized tracking system, a DSN has advantages such as increased reliability, less communication, local use of processing results, etc.


Descriptors :   *FUNCTIONS , STRATEGY , NETWORKS , DISTRIBUTION , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , TRACKING , PROCESSING EQUIPMENT , NODES , RELIABILITY , DATA ACQUISITION , DETECTORS , PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE