Multi-Sensor Data Fusion

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Multi-Sensor Data Fusion

Course Description

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 Content


  • Data fusion concepts and definitions
  • Frameworks and architectures for information fusion
  • System engineering of fusion systems


  • Information sources and level 0 processing
  • Association and correlation
  • Tracking and kinematics estimation
  • Classification and object recognition
  • Distributed level 1 fusion
  • Level 2 and 3 fusion: situation and threat/impact refinement
  • Process refinement
  • Human-computer interaction


  • Characterizing data fusion (DF)/information fusion (IF) process performance as a component of system-level performance and effectiveness
  • Understanding DF/IF component performance
  • Basis for component improvements
  • Improving DF T&E methods and metrics themselves
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Insight


  • Cognitive workload
  • Decision process model
  • Mental model consistency
  • Cognitive synergy
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Process reengineering

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for project managers, software and systems engineers, scientists, and military and intelligence officers tasked with developing, using, or evaluating sensor/data fusion techniques. It also benefits systems, military, or industry representatives who have a need to learn the basic concepts, issues, and potentials of sensor/data fusion.

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What You Will Learn

  • System engineering aspects
  • Data alignment and association
  • Target tracking and identification
  • Situation and threat assessment
  • Test and evaluation (T&E) issues and methods
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How You Will Benefit

  • Identify and characterize the principal components of data and information fusion systems.
  • Learn state of the art in multi-sensor and source integration, target tracking, identification, and situation and threat assessment.
  • Select fusion techniques appropriate to system and mission needs.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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