Distributed detection of moving optical objects

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

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Abstract

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
Pages115-124
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0819403571
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventSensor Fusion III - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 19 1990Apr 20 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1306
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSensor Fusion III
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period4/19/904/20/90

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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    Han, J., Varshney, P. K., & Vannicola, V. C. (1990). Distributed detection of moving optical objects. In R. C. Harney (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 115-124). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 1306). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.