20 March 1998 Distributed event-driven architectures for evolutionary sensor fusion
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The next decade will require the development of complex sensor systems that integrate data from a large number of sensor elements. Such systems will play important roles in a wide variety of industrial and defense systems, as the fusion of multiple sources of information is crucial to sensor operation in noisy environments, and in complex decision making. The arrival of ubiquitous processing elements is one requirement for the development of such systems; however, the ability to connect and integrate these elements at the logical level is the more limiting aspect of their development. Furthermore, it is unlikely that such systems can be developed in a single linear process. It is much more probable that such systems will need to be evolved over time, perhaps a substantial period of time, and as result the ability to logically interconnect heterogeneous elements in an evolutionary manner will be of great importance. This paper outlines some approaches to this problem based on the distributed object-computing model as introduced in the OMG CORBA. It is our belief that this technology is maturing to the point that it could form the foundations for a sensor architecture that would support the evolutionary development of complex sensor networks.
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Ron T. Lake, "Distributed event-driven architectures for evolutionary sensor fusion", Proc. SPIE 3376, Sensor Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications II, (20 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.303689; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.303689
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