11 May 2009 Automated metrics assessment system for track fusion
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Evaluating the effectiveness of fusion systems in a multi-sensor, multi-platform environment has historically been a tedious and time-consuming process. Typically it has been necessary to perform data collection and analysis in different code baselines, which requires error-prone data format conversions and manual spatial-temporal data registration. The Metrics Assessment System (MAS) has been developed to provide automated, real-time metrics calculation and display. MAS presents metrics in tables, graphs, and overlays within a tactical display. Comparative assessments are based on truth tracks, including position, velocity, and classification information. The system provides tabular history drill-down for each metric and each track. MAS, which is currently being evaluated on anti-submarine warfare scenarios, can be a valuable tool both in objective evaluation performance of tracking and fusion algorithms and in identifying asset and target interactions that cause the fused tracks to generate from the true ones.
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William J. Farrell, Claire L. McCullough, Robert Canavan, "Automated metrics assessment system for track fusion", Proc. SPIE 7336, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVIII, 733609 (11 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818728; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818728
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