Achieving "Fairness" in Data Fusion Performance Evaluation Development
Final rept., 1 Jan 2003-30 Apr 2006
CALSPAN UB RESEARCH CENTER BUFFALO NY
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The key issue for an evaluation TE organization is how to affordably achieve fairness in the application of its PE systems. Our PE framework provides a methodology to accomplish this viz., the DNN Data Fusion Resource Management DFRM framework provides the hierarchical PE components for PE solution space and a methodology for mapping PE solution space into various PE problem spaces. The scope of this fairness study for performance evaluation of data fusion DF systems is to define a philosophy of fairness that is defendable as a basis for developing a PE system. Sample PE system MoEs need to be defined to understand the PE problem space, PE solution space and the PE problem-to-solution space mapping i.e., the rules to map the alternative PE system design solutions to the needed Fair PE capability. Implicitly, we are seeking design guidelines for a best PE that balances affordability with fairness as defined above. The first technical contribution of this report is in the reusable and extendable PE solution framework within which all applications-layer approaches to PE known to the authors can be expressed. As such, this PE framework exposes PE system design alternatives to the PE system developer and provides a common framework within which alternative PE systems can be compared.
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