9 August 1988 Information Fusion Methodology
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An approach is presented for designing multisensor electronic vision systems using information fusion concepts. A random process model of the multisensor scene environment provides a mathematical foundation for fusing information. A complexity metric is introduced to measure the level of difficulty associated with various vision tasks. This complexity metric provides a mathematical basis for fusing information and selecting features to minimize the complexity metric. A major result presented in the paper is a method for utilizing a priori knowledge to fuse an n-dimensional feature vector X = (X1, X2, ..., Xn) into a single feature Y while retaining the same complexity. A fusing theorem is presented that defines the class of fusing functions that retains the minimum complexity.
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Gerald M Flachs, Jay B Jordan, and Jeffrey J Carlson "Information Fusion Methodology", Proc. SPIE 0931, Sensor Fusion, (9 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946648; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946648


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