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Data fusion framework for wide-area assessment of buried unexploded ordnance

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A data fusion framework is provided for wide-area assessments of unexploded ordnance. One or more wide-area survey data sources representing assessments of geographic sites that may contain unexploded ordnance (UXO) can be analyzed by a data source module as part of the data fusion framework. The data sources can include a geographic registration and a degree of belief and the data source module can register the data sources to a common map grid. A feature layer module can extract a plurality of feature layers from the wide-area survey data sources. A feature map module can generate a plurality of feature maps for each of the plurality of feature layers based on the degree of belief. Finally, a data fusion module can combine the plurality of feature maps and generate a plurality of output maps. This output maps can then be used by UXO site managers to support decisions regarding remediation efforts.

Inventors: 
Johnson, Kevin J.; Minor, Christian P.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2009-06-23
Grant Date: 
2012-04-03
Grant time: 
1,015 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
18
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY