Networked Target Tracking Architectures

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Vincent 570
Randy Paffenroth (Numerica Corporation)
The coordinated use of multiple distributed sensors by network
communication has the potential to substantially improve estimates of
target positions, features, and attributes. This improvement is
primarily due to geometric diversity, complementary sensor
information, and different coverage areas. Unfortunately, sensor
networks are not without their challenges. In particular, there is a
balance between network bandwidth constraints and the maintenance of a
consistent picture of the scenario across the network participants.
In this talk we will discuss pertinent issues including network
communication schemes, track initiation and maintenance, and bias