Distributed Data Fusion for Network-Centric Operations

David Hall, Chee-Yee Chong, James Llinas, Martin Liggins II

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November 14, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 498 Pages - 122 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439858301 - CAT# K12716

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Features

  • Brings together perspectives on a diverse range of topics in distributed data fusion from internationally recognized experts
  • Complements the successful Handbook for Multisensor Data Fusion: Theory and Practice, Second Edition
  • Examines fusion technology with respect to the twenty-first century challenges of highly distributed network systems
  • Discusses mathematical techniques and computer methods for performing distributed fusion
  • Addresses human engineering factors on distributed fusion and network-centric systems
  • Includes examples, case studies, and more than 120 illustrations

Summary

With the recent proliferation of service-oriented architectures (SOA), cloud computing technologies, and distributed-interconnected systems, distributed fusion is taking on a larger role in a variety of applications—from environmental monitoring and crisis management to intelligent buildings and defense. Drawing on the work of leading experts around the world, Distributed Data Fusion for Network-Centric Operations examines the state of the art of data fusion in a distributed sensing, communications, and computing environment.

Get Insight into Designing and Implementing Data Fusion in a Distributed Network

Addressing the entirety of information fusion, the contributors cover everything from signal and image processing, through estimation, to situation awareness. In particular, the work offers a timely look at the issues and solutions involving fusion within a distributed network enterprise. These include critical design problems, such as how to maintain a pedigree of agents or nodes that receive information, provide their contribution to the dataset, and pass to other network components. The book also tackles dynamic data sharing within a network-centric enterprise, distributed fusion effects on state estimation, graph-theoretic methods to optimize fusion performance, human engineering factors, and computer ontologies for higher levels of situation assessment.

A comprehensive introduction to this emerging field and its challenges, the book explores how data fusion can be used within grid, distributed, and cloud computing architectures. Bringing together both theoretical and applied research perspectives, this is a valuable reference for fusion researchers and practitioners. It offers guidance and insight for those working on the complex issues of designing and implementing distributed, decentralized information fusion.