Accession Number:

ADA453926

Title:

Verification of a Decision Level Fusion Algorithm Using a Proven ATR System and Measured SAR Data

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Decision level fusion DLF algorithms combine outputs of multiple single sensors to make one confident declaration of a target. This research compares performance results of a DLF algorithm using measured data and a proven ATR system with results from simulated data and a modeled ATR system. This comparison indicates that DLF offers significant performance improvements over single sensor looks. However, results based on simulated data and a modeled ATR are slightly optimistic and overestimate results from measured data and a proven ATR system by nearly 10 over all targets tested.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE