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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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William Lesso

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Nagib C. Callaos


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Bring Your Own Device Technology: Preliminary Results from a Mixed Methods Study to Explore Student Experience of In-Class Response Systems in Post-Secondary Education
Matthew Numer, Rebecca Spencer
(pages: 1-6)

An Evaluation of Relevance of Computing Curricula to Industry Needs
Ioana Chan Mow, Hobert Sasa, Foilagi Maua-Faamau, Elisapeta Mauai, Misioka Tanielu
(pages: 7-12)

Agriculture/Hydroaquaoponic Bioscience Sensor - Mobile App with Simulations & Software for Industry & Science Education Curriculum Module
Christine M. Yukech
(pages: 13-16)

Survival through Openness – How Traditional Industry could avoid the Fate of Print Media
Tobias Redlich, Manuel Moritz, Pascal Krenz, Sonja Buxbaum-Conradi, Sissy-Ve Basmer-Birkenfeld, Jens P. Wulfsberg
(pages: 17-24)

A Case Study in Support of Multiple Post Mortem Assessments (Invited Paper)
Jill Pable, Kenan Fishburne
(pages: 25-35)

Determining the Relationship between U.S. County-Level Adult Obesity Rate and Multiple Risk Factors by PLS Regression and SVM Modeling Approaches
Chau-Kuang Chen
(pages: 36-41)

Can Culture Act as an Enabler to Innovation? Exploring the Germany-Ontario Experience Regarding the Introduction of Green Energy
Bill Irwin, Jan A.C. Klakurka
(pages: 42-47)

Science and Math Lesson Plans to Meet the Ohio Revised Science Standards and the Next Generation of Standards for Today; Technology (Excel)
Suzanne Lunsford, Basil Naah
(pages: 48-50)

Statistical Modelling of Global Tectonic Activity and some Physical Consequences of its Results
Konstantin Statnikov, Gregory Kruchenitsky
(pages: 51-55)

Monitoring and Control of Urban Critical Infrastructures: A Novel Approach to System Design and Data Fusion
Mario La Manna
(pages: 56-60)

Modeling State Space Search Technique for a Real World Adversarial Problem Solving
Kester O. Omoregie, Stella C. Chiemeke, Evelyn B. Oduntan
(pages: 61-66)

Evaluating Loans Using a Combination of Data Envelopment and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
Rashmi Malhotra, D.K. Malhotra
(pages: 67-77)

Worksheet of Exogenous Variables that Impact the Success of Validation Stage of Product Delivery of a Project
Altino José Mentzingen de Moraes
(pages: 78-83)

Collect Meaningful Information about Stock Markets from the Web
Saleem Abuleil, Khalid Alsamara
(pages: 84-90)


 

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Aggregation of Composition States for Markov Estimation in Level 2 Fusion

Stephen Stubberud, Kathleen Kramer


In sensor fusion, the use of composition information can help define and understand relationships between targets. This process, part of the Situational Assessment problem, also referred to as Level 2 fusion, can be quite complex when using standard classification approaches such as the Bayesian taxonomy. Determination of the number and type of elements that comprise a group can vary from report to report based on the type of sensors, the environment, and the behavior of the group. Estimation of group composition that can take these factors into account has been developed using a Markov chain approach. If the number of potential target classes is significant and the various standard group compositions are numerous, the computational complexity becomes unmanageable. This effort investigates a useful and computationally attainable Level 2 composition state estimate based upon the use of state aggregation.

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