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Sensor and Data Fusion

Edited by Nada Milisavljevic, ISBN 978-3-902613-52-3, 436 pages, Publisher: I-Tech Education and Publishing, Chapters published February 01, 2009 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/55579
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Data fusion is a research area that is growing rapidly due to the fact that it provides means for combining pieces of information coming from different sources/sensors, resulting in ameliorated overall system performance (improved decision making, increased detection capabilities, diminished number of false alarms, improved reliability in various situations at hand) with respect to separate sensors/sources. Different data fusion methods have been developed in order to optimize the overall system output in a variety of applications for which data fusion might be useful: security (humanitarian, military), medical diagnosis, environmental monitoring, remote sensing, robotics, etc.