Accession Number:

ADA242695

Title:

A General Theory of Signal Integration for Fault-Tolerant Distributed Sensor Network

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. no. 1, 1990-1991,

Corporate Author:

LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-20

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

In recent years, the increasing sophistication of surveillance systems and tracking mechanisms has generated a great deal of interest in the development of new computational structures and architectures for detecting and tracking multiple targets, using data from many sensors. The design of spatially distributed target-detection-and-tracking systems involves the integration of solutions obtained by solving subproblems in data-association, hypothesis testing, data fusion, etc. This must include the cooperative solution of problems by a decentralized and loosely coupled collection of processors, each of which integrates information received from a cluster of spatially distributed sensors into a manageable and reliable output for further integration at a higher level. This process requires the design of efficient architectures and computational techniques to abstractly represent and integrate sensor information.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE