An approach to design and development of decentralized data fusion simulator

Chandresh Mehta, Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Thenkurussi Kesavadas

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This paper discusses the ongoing efforts on development of a Decentralized Data Fusion (DDF) simulator for analysis and design of a distributed fusion-based tracking system. We have identified the requirements for a DDF simulator and have developed a fully interactive, graphical user interface based scenario generation tool called SceneGen (Srimathveeravalli, Subramanian and Kesavadas 2004) for creating battlefield scenarios, and a simulation tool called VizSim for running various DDF algorithms on scenarios created in SceneGen and displaying the simulation results in an easy to understand fashion. SceneGen and VizSim has been designed with a full compliment of user utilities, including an efficient terrain database generation module, a sensor report generation module and the database connectivity to store and retrieve scenarios and simulation results. The innovative visualization techniques used in the simulator helps in displaying the data in a fashion that transfers maximum information to a user. Both SceneGen and VizSim have been tested successfully for running scenarios consisting of a large number of entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 Winter Simulation Conference - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 4 2005Dec 7 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2005 Winter Simulation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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