Tracking and Sensor Data Fusion

Methodological Framework and Selected Applications

  • Wolfgang Koch

Part of the Mathematical Engineering book series (MATHENGIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sensor Data Fusion: Methodological Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 31-52
    3. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 53-82
    4. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 83-88
    5. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 89-105
    6. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 107-123
  3. Sensor Data Fusion: Selected Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 127-156
    3. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 157-185
    4. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 187-210
    5. Wolfgang Koch
      Pages 211-235
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-253

About this book


Sensor Data Fusion is the process of combining incomplete and imperfect pieces of mutually complementary sensor information in such a way that a better understanding of an underlying real-world phenomenon is achieved. Typically, this insight is either unobtainable otherwise or a fusion result exceeds what can be produced from a single sensor output in accuracy, reliability, or cost.

This book provides an introduction Sensor Data Fusion, as an information technology as well as a branch of engineering science and informatics. Part I presents a coherent methodological framework, thus providing the prerequisites for discussing selected applications in Part II of the book. The presentation mirrors the author's views on the subject and emphasizes his own contributions to the development of particular aspects.

With some delay, Sensor Data Fusion is likely to develop along lines similar to the evolution of another modern key technology whose origin is in the military domain, the Internet. It is the author's firm conviction that until now, scientists and engineers have only scratched the surface of the vast range of opportunities for research, engineering, and product development that still waits to be explored: the Internet of the Sensors.


Context Information Sensor Data Fusion Sensor Management Sensor Modeling Target Tracking

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.SDFFraunhofer FKIEWachtbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39270-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39271-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4732
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4740
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