Efficient high-speed algorithms are in great demand for applications in which the geometrical configuration of the environment must be assessed before a subsequent move can be performed. The knowledge of the spatial configuration of the object distribution is either a priori or obtained from fused and converted sensor data. The new method can: (1) readily implement known and new sensor data inputs (2) process the resulting geometry in three-dimensional space for location and intersect and (3) permit a system response with a best path in less than a second. Due to its simple architecture the system can treat threats targets terrain and moving objects in the same hardware. 1.
Vibeke Libby, Vibeke Libby,
"Sensor data integration for real-time environmental analysis", Proc. SPIE 1297, Hybrid Image and Signal Processing II, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21291; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.21291