Data Fusion Using a Factor Graph for Ship Tracking in Harbour Scenarios

  • Francesco Castaldo
  • Francesco A. N. Palmieri
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 26)


Data coming from cameras deployed along an harbour coastline are fused to extract the state of unknown vessels framed by the sensors. We embed the ship dynamic model into a Factor Graph that through probability propagation provides a very flexible merge of sensory data and inferences. Preliminary results and experiments from videos gathered in the Gulf of Naples are reported with a discussion on future trends.


Data Fusion Harbour Management Factor Graph Ship Model Camera 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Castaldo
    • 1
  • Francesco A. N. Palmieri
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’InformazioneSeconda Universitá di Napoli (SUN)AversaItaly

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