Distributed detection of moving optical objects

J. Han, P. K. Varshney, V. C. Vannicola

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2 Scopus citations


This paper considers the problem of distributed detection for moving optical objects. The distributed detection system employs several geographically separated local detectors and a fusion center. The local detectors monitor the same object scene and send the local decisions to the fusion center which makes the final decision. Such a system has many potential benefits such as increased survivability and reliability. The detection of moving optical targets against spatially nonstationary Poisson background and noise is discussed. The distributed detection system is designed so as to maintain CFAR. A two - sensor example is considered in detail and performance results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsRobert C. Harney
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0819403571
StatePublished - 1990
EventSensor Fusion III - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 19 1990Apr 20 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherSensor Fusion III
CityOrlando, FL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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