Reliability in the Thresholded Dempster-Shafer Algorithm for ESM Data Fusion
The effectiveness of a multi-source information fusion process for decision making highly depends on the quality of information that is received and processed. This paper proposes methods for incorporating reliability, as one of the attributes of the quality of information, into the Thresholded Dempster-Shafer fusion algorithm for Electronic Support Measure (ESM) data fusion and delivers its quantitative assessment by evaluating statistically the performance of the fusion algorithm. The results suggest that accounting for the reliability of information in the fusion algorithm will lead to an improved decision making.
KeywordsMonte Carlo Fusion Process Information Fusion Fusion Algorithm Basic Probabilistic Assignment
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