Context Enhanced Information Fusion

Context Enhanced Information Fusion

This text reviews the fundamental theory and latest methods for including contextual information in fusion process design and implementation.

Author: Lauro Snidaro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319289717

Category: Computers

Page: 703

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This text reviews the fundamental theory and latest methods for including contextual information in fusion process design and implementation. Chapters are contributed by the foremost international experts, spanning numerous developments and applications. The book highlights high- and low-level information fusion problems, performance evaluation under highly demanding conditions, and design principles. A particular focus is placed on approaches that integrate research from different communities, emphasizing the benefit of combining different techniques to overcome the limitations of a single perspective. Features: introduces the terminology and core elements in information fusion and context; presents key themes for context-enhanced information fusion; discusses design issues in developing context-aware fusion systems; provides mathematical grounds for modeling the contextual influences in representative fusion problems; describes the fusion of hard and soft data; reviews a diverse range of applications.
Categories: Computers

Information Quality in Information Fusion and Decision Making

Information Quality in Information Fusion and Decision Making

A.N. Steinberg, G. Rogova, Situation and context in data fusion and natural ... of “Context” for Information Fusion, in ContextEnhanced Information Fusion ...

Author: Éloi Bossé

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030036430

Category: Computers

Page: 620

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This book presents a contemporary view of the role of information quality in information fusion and decision making, and provides a formal foundation and the implementation strategies required for dealing with insufficient information quality in building fusion systems for decision making. Information fusion is the process of gathering, processing, and combining large amounts of information from multiple and diverse sources, including physical sensors to human intelligence reports and social media. That data and information may be unreliable, of low fidelity, insufficient resolution, contradictory, fake and/or redundant. Sources may provide unverified reports obtained from other sources resulting in correlations and biases. The success of the fusion processing depends on how well knowledge produced by the processing chain represents reality, which in turn depends on how adequate data are, how good and adequate are the models used, and how accurate, appropriate or applicable prior and contextual knowledge is. By offering contributions by leading experts, this book provides an unparalleled understanding of the problem of information quality in information fusion and decision-making for researchers and professionals in the field.
Categories: Computers

Meeting Security Challenges Through Data Analytics and Decision Support

Meeting Security Challenges Through Data Analytics and Decision Support

Context-Enhanced Information Fusion - Boosting Real-World Performance with Domain Knowledge, Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition series, ...

Author: E. Shahbazian

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614997160

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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The sheer quantity of widely diverse data which now results from multiple sources presents a problem for decision-makers and analysts, who are finding it impossible to cope with the ever-increasing flow of material. This has potentially serious consequences for the quality of decisions and operational processes in areas such as counterterrorism and security. This book presents the papers delivered at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) 'Meeting Security Challenges through Data Analytics and Decision Support’, held in Aghveran, Armenia, in June 2015. The aim of the conference was to promote and enhance cooperation and dialogue between NATO and Partner countries on the subject of effective decision support for security applications. The attendance of many leading scientists from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines provided the opportunity to improve mutual understanding, as well as cognizance of the specific requirements and issues of Cyber Physical Social Systems (CPPS) and the technical advances pertinent to all collaborative human-centric information support systems in a variety of applications. The book is divided into 3 sections: counter terrorism: methodology and applications; maritime and border security; and cyber security, and will be of interest to all those involved in decision-making processes based on the analysis of big data.
Categories: Computers

Military Applications of Data Analytics

Military Applications of Data Analytics

Towards context aware data fusion: Modeling and integration of ... J. Llinas, and E. Blasch (Eds.), Context Enhanced Information Fusion: Boosting Real World ...

Author: Kevin Huggins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429818264

Category: Mathematics

Page: 194

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Military organizations around the world are normally huge producers and consumers of data. Accordingly, they stand to gain from the many benefits associated with data analytics. However, for leaders in defense organizations—either government or industry—accessible use cases are not always available. This book presents a diverse collection of cases that explore the realm of possibilities in military data analytics. These use cases explore such topics as: Context for maritime situation awareness Data analytics for electric power and energy applications Environmental data analytics in military operations Data analytics and training effectiveness evaluation Harnessing single board computers for military data analytics Analytics for military training in virtual reality environments A chapter on using single board computers explores their application in a variety of domains, including wireless sensor networks, unmanned vehicles, and cluster computing. The investigation into a process for extracting and codifying expert knowledge provides a practical and useful model for soldiers that can support diagnostics, decision making, analysis of alternatives, and myriad other analytical processes. Data analytics is seen as having a role in military learning, and a chapter in the book describes the ongoing work with the United States Army Research Laboratory to apply data analytics techniques to the design of courses, evaluation of individual and group performances, and the ability to tailor the learning experience to achieve optimal learning outcomes in a minimum amount of time. Another chapter discusses how virtual reality and analytics are transforming training of military personnel. Virtual reality and analytics are also transforming monitoring, decision making, readiness, and operations. Military Applications of Data Analytics brings together a collection of technical and application-oriented use cases. It enables decision makers and technologists to make connections between data analytics and such fields as virtual reality and cognitive science that are driving military organizations around the world forward.
Categories: Mathematics

Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management

Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management

Context Enhanced Information Fusion. Springer Salerno JJ (2007) Where's level 2/3 fusion—a look back over the past 10 years. Proc.

Author: Galina Rogova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319225272

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 549

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The book emphasizes a contemporary view on the role of higher level fusion in designing crisis management systems, and provide the formal foundations, architecture and implementation strategies required for building dynamic current and future situational pictures, challenges of, and the state of the art computational approaches to designing such processes. This book integrates recent advances in decision theory with those in fusion methodology to define an end-to-end framework for decision support in crisis management. The text discusses modern fusion and decision support methods for dealing with heterogeneous and often unreliable, low fidelity, contradictory, and redundant data and information, as well as rare, unknown, unconventional or even unimaginable critical situations. Also the book examines the role of context in situation management, cognitive aspects of decision making and situation management, approaches to domain representation, visualization, as well as the role and exploitation of the social media. The editors include examples and case studies from the field of disaster management.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Research on Cyber Crime and Information Privacy

Handbook of Research on Cyber Crime and Information Privacy

The most recent work by Aleroud and Karabatis considered contextual information fusion for intrusion detection to be a context-enhanced knowledge system and ...

Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799857297

Category: Computers

Page: 753

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In recent years, industries have transitioned into the digital realm, as companies and organizations are adopting certain forms of technology to assist in information storage and efficient methods of production. This dependence has significantly increased the risk of cyber crime and breaches in data security. Fortunately, research in the area of cyber security and information protection is flourishing; however, it is the responsibility of industry professionals to keep pace with the current trends within this field. The Handbook of Research on Cyber Crime and Information Privacy is a collection of innovative research on the modern methods of crime and misconduct within cyber space. It presents novel solutions to securing and preserving digital information through practical examples and case studies. While highlighting topics including virus detection, surveillance technology, and social networks, this book is ideally designed for cybersecurity professionals, researchers, developers, practitioners, programmers, computer scientists, academicians, security analysts, educators, and students seeking up-to-date research on advanced approaches and developments in cyber security and information protection.
Categories: Computers

Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics

Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics

Context-Enhanced Information Fusion. Springer; 2016. p. 675-699. [2] Dey AK, Abowd GD. Towards a Better Understanding of Context and Context-Awareness.

Author: M. Nørskov

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781643681559

Category: Computers

Page: 702

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The subject of social robotics has enormous projected economic significance. However, social robots not only present us with novel opportunities but also with novel risks that go far beyond safety issues. It is a potentially highly disruptive technology which could negatively affect the most valuable parts of the fabric of human social interactions in irreparable ways. Since engineering educations do not yet offer the necessary competences to analyze, holistically assess, and constructively mitigate these risks, new alliances must be established between engineering and SSH disciplines, with special emphasis on the humanities (i.e. disciplines specializing in the analysis of socio-cultural interactions and human experience). The Robophilosophy Conference Series was established in 2014 with the purpose of creating a new forum and catalyzing the research discussion in this important area of applied humanities research, with focus on robophilosophy. Robophilosophy conferences have been the world’s largest venues for humanities research in and on social robotics. The book at hand presents the proceedings of Robophilosophy Conference 2020: Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics, the fourth event in the international, biennial Robophilosophy Conference Series, which brought together close to 400 participants from 29 countries. The speakers of the conference, whose contributions are collected in this volume, were invited to offer concrete proposals for how the Humanities can help to shape a future where social robotics is guided by the goals of enhancing socio-cultural values rather than by utility alone. The book is divided into 3 parts; Abstracts of Plenaries, which contains 6 plenary sessions; Session Papers, with 44 papers under 8 thematic categories; and Workshops, containing 25 items on 5 selected topics. Providing concrete proposals from philosophers and other SSH researchers for new models and methods, this book will be of interest to all those involved in developing artificial ‘social’ agents in a culturally sustainable way that is also – a fortiori – ethically responsible.
Categories: Computers

Context Assumptions for Threat Assessment Systems

Context Assumptions for Threat Assessment Systems

This chapter identifies the implicit assumptions that require contextual analysis ... Context-Enhanced Information Fusion, Advances in Computer Vision and ...

Author: Steven A. Israel

Publisher: Infinite Study

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 26

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Decision support systems enable users to quickly assess data, but they require significant resources to develop and are often relevant to limited domains. This chapter identifies the implicit assumptions that require contextual analysis for decision support systems to be effective for providing a relevant threat assessment.
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Deep Learning for Radar and Communications Automatic Target Recognition

Deep Learning for Radar and Communications Automatic Target Recognition

His coauthored books include High-Level Information Fusion Management and Systems Design (Artech House, 2012), Context-Enhanced Information Fusion (Springer ...

Author: Uttam K. Majumder

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781630816391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

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This authoritative resource presents a comprehensive illustration of modern Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) technology for radio frequency (RF) data exploitation. It identifies technical challenges, benefits, and directions of deep learning (DL) based object classification using radar data, including synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and high range resolution (HRR) radar. The performance of AI/ML algorithms is provided from an overview of machine learning (ML) theory that includes history, background primer, and examples. Radar data issues of collection, application, and examples for SAR/HRR data and communication signals analysis are discussed. In addition, this book presents practical considerations of deploying such techniques, including performance evaluation, energy-efficient computing, and the future unresolved issues.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Conceptual Modeling

Conceptual Modeling

Context-enhanced information fusion. In: Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2016 (2016) Stone, L.: Prosopography.

Author: Gillian Dobbie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030625221

Category:

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Multimodality

Multimodality

analyzing low level data, features, and patterns, while recognizing that ... Fig.5: Context-enhanced information fusion (Snidaro et al., 2016, 434). Fig.

Author: Janina Wildfeuer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110608694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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Multimodality’s popularity as a semiotic approach has not resulted in a common voice yet. Its conceptual anchoring as well as its empirical applications often remain localized and disparate, and ideas of a theory of multimodality are heterogeneous and uncoordinated. For the field to move ahead, it must achieve a more mature status of reflection, mutual support, and interaction with regard to both past and future directions. The red thread across the disciplines reflected in this book is a common goal of capturing the mechanisms of synergetic knowledge construction and transmission using diverse forms of expressions, i.e., multimodality. The collection of chapters brought together in the book reflects both a diversity of disciplines and common interests and challenges, thereby establishing an excellent roadmap for the future. The contributions revisit and redefine theoretical concepts or empirical analyses, which are crucial to the study of multimodality from various perspectives, with a view towards evolving issues of multimodal analysis. With this, the book aims at repositioning the field as a well-grounded scientific discipline with significant implications for future communication research in many fields of study.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bridging the Semantic Gap in Image and Video Analysis

Bridging the Semantic Gap in Image and Video Analysis

8th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems, -Dà N ̆ang, ̃ March 2016. ... Context-enhanced Information Fusion.

Author: Halina Kwaśnicka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319738918

Category: Computers

Page: 163

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This book presents cutting-edge research on various ways to bridge the semantic gap in image and video analysis. The respective chapters address different stages of image processing, revealing that the first step is a future extraction, the second is a segmentation process, the third is object recognition, and the fourth and last involve the semantic interpretation of the image. The semantic gap is a challenging area of research, and describes the difference between low-level features extracted from the image and the high-level semantic meanings that people can derive from the image. The result greatly depends on lower level vision techniques, such as feature selection, segmentation, object recognition, and so on. The use of deep models has freed humans from manually selecting and extracting the set of features. Deep learning does this automatically, developing more abstract features at the successive levels. The book offers a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, students and professors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and related fields whose work involves images, video analysis, image interpretation and so on.
Categories: Computers

Recent Trends in Intelligent Computing Communication and Devices

Recent Trends in Intelligent Computing  Communication and Devices

Context-enhanced information fusion. Springer International Publishing (2016) 8. Cramer, M.J.: Management of intermediate data spills during the shuffle ...

Author: Vipul Jain

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811394065

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1095

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This book gathers a collection of high-quality, peer-reviewed research papers presented at the International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices (ICCD 2018), which address three core dimensions of the intelligent sciences—intelligent computing, intelligent communication, and intelligent devices. Intelligent computing includes areas such as intelligent and distributed computing, intelligent grid and cloud computing, Internet of Things, soft computing and engineering applications, data mining and knowledge discovery, semantic and web technology, hybrid systems, agent computing, bioinformatics, and recommendation systems. In turn, intelligent communication is concerned with communication and network technologies, such as mobile broadband and all-optical networks, which are the key to groundbreaking advances in intelligent communication technologies. It includes communication hardware, software and networked intelligence, mobile technologies, machine-to-machine communication networks, speech and natural language processing, routing techniques and network analytics, wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, communications and information security, signal, image and video processing, network management, and traffic engineering. Lastly, intelligent devices refer to any equipment, instruments, or machines that have their own computing capability, and covers areas such as embedded systems, radiofrequency identification (RFID), radiofrequency microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMS), very large-scale integration (VLSI) design and electronic devices, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design and testing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microsystems, solar cells and photonics, nanodevices, single electron and spintronic devices, space electronics, and intelligent robotics.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Pattern Recognition ICPR International Workshops and Challenges

Pattern Recognition  ICPR International Workshops and Challenges

In: Proceedings of SPIE vol. 9473 (2015) 5. Blasch, E., Kahler, B.: V-NIIRS fusion modeling for EO/IR systems. ... Context-Enhanced Information Fusion.

Author: Alberto Del Bimbo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030687939

Category: Application software

Page: 502

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This 8-volumes set constitutes the refereed of the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Workshops, ICPR 2020, held virtually in Milan, Italy and rescheduled to January 10 - 11, 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic. The 416 full papers presented in these 8 volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from about 700 submissions. The 46 workshops cover a wide range of areas including machine learning, pattern analysis, healthcare, human behavior, environment, surveillance, forensics and biometrics, robotics and egovision, cultural heritage and document analysis, retrieval, and women at ICPR2020.
Categories: Application software

Knowledge Management and Engineering with Decisional DNA

Knowledge Management and Engineering with Decisional DNA

Context-Enhanced Information Fusion. Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. Springer, Cham (2016) Brézillon, P., Pomerol, J.C.: Contextual ...

Author: Edward Szczerbicki

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030396015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

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This is the first book on experience-based knowledge representation and knowledge management using the unique Decisional DNA (DDNA) technology. The DDNA concept is roughly a decade old, and is rapidly attracting increasing attention and interest among researchers and practitioners. This comprehensive book provides guidelines to help readers develop experience-based tools and approaches for smart engineering of knowledge, data and information. It does not attempt to offer ultimate answers, but instead presents ideas and a number of real-world case studies to explore and exemplify the complexities and challenges of modern knowledge engineering issues. It also increases readers’ awareness of the multifaceted interdisciplinary character of such issues to enable them to consider – in different ways – developing, evaluating, and supporting smart knowledge engineering systems that use DDNA technology based on experience.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Data Science in Practice

Data Science in Practice

Context-enhanced information fusion: Boosting real-world performance with domain knowledge. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. OCLC: 951075950.

Author: Alan Said

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319975566

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 195

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This book approaches big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and business intelligence through the lens of Data Science. We have grown accustomed to seeing these terms mentioned time and time again in the mainstream media. However, our understanding of what they actually mean often remains limited. This book provides a general overview of the terms and approaches used broadly in data science, and provides detailed information on the underlying theories, models, and application scenarios. Divided into three main parts, it addresses what data science is; how and where it is used; and how it can be implemented using modern open source software. The book offers an essential guide to modern data science for all students, practitioners, developers and managers seeking a deeper understanding of how various aspects of data science work, and of how they can be employed to gain a competitive advantage.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Enhanced Quality of Life and Smart Living

Enhanced Quality of Life and Smart Living

Information fusion models and their features Category Model Features ... fusioning techniques required for intent recognition and context determination.

Author: Mounir Mokhtari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319661889

Category: Computers

Page: 262

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2017, held in Paris, France, in August 2017. The 18 regular papers, 5 short papers together with 2 invited talks included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching and Health Telematics systems.
Categories: Computers

Information Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems IF IGIS 17

Information Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems  IF IGIS 17

New Frontiers in Information Fusion and Intelligent GIS: From Maritime to ... of trajectories to contextual information and events results in enhanced ...

Author: Vasily Popovich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319595399

Category: Science

Page: 269

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This book presents the proceedings of the 8th international Symposium “Information Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems 2017” (IF&ICIS'2017), which took place at Shanghai Maritime University, China, from May 10 to 12, 2017. The goal of the symposium was to bring together leading global experts in the field of spatial information integration and intelligent GIS (IGIS) to exchange cutting-edge research ideas and experiences, to discuss perspectives on the fast-paced development of geospatial information theory, methods and models in order to demonstrate the latest advances in IGIS and discover new ways of collaboration. The topics focus on IGIS fundamentals, models, technologies and services in maritime research, such as underwater acoustics, radiolocation, navigation, marine energy, logistics, environmental management, seafood, safety of maritime navigation and others. In addition the book discusses the integration of IGIS technologies in the emerging field of digital humanities research.
Categories: Science

Image Fusion

Image Fusion

... 27 context-driven multiresolution data fusion, 41 data fusion via fission, 329 Enhanced Context-Based (ECB) model, 48 Enhanced Spectral Distortion ...

Author: Tania Stathaki

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080558526

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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The growth in the use of sensor technology has led to the demand for image fusion: signal processing techniques that can combine information received from different sensors into a single composite image in an efficient and reliable manner. This book brings together classical and modern algorithms and design architectures, demonstrating through applications how these can be implemented. Image Fusion: Algorithms and Applications provides a representative collection of the recent advances in research and development in the field of image fusion, demonstrating both spatial domain and transform domain fusion methods including Bayesian methods, statistical approaches, ICA and wavelet domain techniques. It also includes valuable material on image mosaics, remote sensing applications and performance evaluation. This book will be an invaluable resource to R&D engineers, academic researchers and system developers requiring the most up-to-date and complete information on image fusion algorithms, design architectures and applications. Combines theory and practice to create a unique point of reference Contains contributions from leading experts in this rapidly-developing field Demonstrates potential uses in military, medical and civilian areas
Categories: Computers

Multisensor Data Fusion

Multisensor Data Fusion

A. N. Steinberg, and G. L. Rogova, “Situation and context in data fusion and ... “Implication of culture: User roles in information fusion for enhanced ...

Author: Hassen Fourati

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351830881

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 639

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Multisensor Data Fusion: From Algorithms and Architectural Design to Applications covers the contemporary theory and practice of multisensor data fusion, from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge techniques drawn from a broad array of disciplines. Featuring contributions from the world’s leading data fusion researchers and academicians, this authoritative book: Presents state-of-the-art advances in the design of multisensor data fusion algorithms, addressing issues related to the nature, location, and computational ability of the sensors Describes new materials and achievements in optimal fusion and multisensor filters Discusses the advantages and challenges associated with multisensor data fusion, from extended spatial and temporal coverage to imperfection and diversity in sensor technologies Explores the topology, communication structure, computational resources, fusion level, goals, and optimization of multisensor data fusion system architectures Showcases applications of multisensor data fusion in fields such as medicine, transportation's traffic, defense, and navigation Multisensor Data Fusion: From Algorithms and Architectural Design to Applications is a robust collection of modern multisensor data fusion methodologies. The book instills a deeper understanding of the basics of multisensor data fusion as well as a practical knowledge of the problems that can be faced during its execution.
Categories: Technology & Engineering