Definition of a Performance Evaluation Methodology for Sensor Data Fusion Systems,
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
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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 RD 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.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems