Multi-Sensor Data Fusion

Course Description

This course is designed to help participants identify and characterize the principal components of military data and information fusion systems; to learn the state-of the art in multi-sensor integration, in target tracking, identification and situation/threat assessment; and select fusion techniques appropriate to system and mission needs. Accurate and efficient management of information on the battlefield is vital for successful military operations. The process of automatically filtering, aggregating and extracting the desired information from multiple sensors and sources, and integrating and interpreting data is an emerging technology, commonly referred to as either sensor, data, or information fusion. The power to exploit all relevant information rapidly and effectively is at the core of the Net-Centric Operations (NCO) paradigm. To further advance the knowledge and work on data and information fusion, the military will need to identify concerns in technological advancement, analyze current and future requirements, as well as overcome the major challenges faced, and how these challenges can be resolved.

Course ID: DEF 8104P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

There are no available sections for this course. Please check back later.

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Project managers, software and systems engineers, scientists and military and intelligence officers/users tasked with developing, using or evaluating sensor/data fusion techniques and systems, and military or industry representatives who have a need to learn the basic concepts, issues and potentials of sensor/data fusion

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify and characterize the principal components of data and information fusion systems
  • Learn the state-of-the-art in multi-sensor/source integration, target tracking, identification, and situation/threat assessment
  • Select fusion techniques appropriate to system and mission needs


  • Basic concepts

  • System engineering aspects

  • Data alignment

  • Data association

  • Target tracking

  • Target identification

  • Situation and threat assessment

  • Test and evaluation issues and methods

  • State of the art

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: James Teague, Ph.D.