Tracking and Sensor Fusion for Australian Wide Area Surveillance
by Dr Neil Gordon
Abstract: Australia's geographic location and extensive coastline make wide area surveillance a key component of national defence. There are a multitude of sensors available to provide surveillance information and to make best use of these assets effective tracking and sensor fusion algorithms are vital. The role of these algorithms is to provide an unambiguous and accurate picture of objects moving within Australia's geographic region. In this talk we shall describe research being done within the Tracking and Sensor Fusion group at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) to extend and develop Australia's surveillance capabilities.
The talk is organized in two parts. First we review the tracking and sensor fusion problem in the context of Australian defence and describe some of the particular applications we have been involved in. We will then consider several outstanding technical problems related to data and information fusion in distributed sensor networks and multi-sensor tracking and identification algorithms. The intention is to hopefully identify opportunities for collaborative research.
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