Accession Number:

ADA422890

Title:

An Investigation of the Optimal Sensor Ensemble for Sensor Fusion

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Jun 2003-Mar 2004

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

This thesis continues the research begun by Storm, Bauer and Oxley in 2003 into the fusion of classifiers. It examines the fusion of up to three correlated classifiers using three different fusion techniques. The overall objective was to determine the optimal ensemble of classifiers to maximize the expected classification accuracy. The ISOC fusion method Haspert, 2000, the ROC Within fusion method Oxley and Bauer, 2002 and a Probabilistic Neural Network were the three fusion techniques employed in these set of experiments. Performance of the classifiers and the fusion methods is measured via ROC curves. Two possible configurations of feature correlations were examined. The expected true positive value relative to a prior distribution of correlation levels for each configuration was then used to compare the classifiers and the fused classifiers performance and thereby allowing for the selection of an optimal ensemble.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE