Accession Number : ADA267426


Title :   Notes on the Use of Dempster-Shafer and Fuzzy Reasoning to Fuse Identity Attribute Data


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.


Corporate Author : SURVEILLANCE RESEARCH LAB SALISBURY (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Kewley, D J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267426.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Dempster-Shafer evidential reasoning. (D-S) has been applied to fusion of identity attribute data by Filippidis and Schapel. Their example involved deciding, from a given list, which radar emitter was producing the frequency and pulse rate measured by an ESM receiver. The D-S method was used to reach conclusions under uncertainty. Here an alternative approach using fuzzy reasoning is compared to their results. It is seen that the same conclusions are reached with a considerable reduction in computation. The ability to consider new data after a conclusion is reached is seen to be an additional reason for favouring the use of fuzzy reasoning for data fusion of this type. A discussion on the relationship between the approaches is provided. Fuzzy logic, Artificial intelligence, Data fusion, Electronic support measures


Descriptors :   *REASONING , *DATA FUSION , *RADAR SIGNALS , FREQUENCY , MEASUREMENT , UNCERTAINTY , RADAR , REDUCTION , RECEIVERS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , AUSTRALIA , EMITTERS , ELECTRONIC SUPPORT MEASURES , RADAR PULSES , APPROACH , IDENTITIES


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE