chapter  7
Decision Fusion
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The objective of decision fusion is to arrive at one fi nal decision or action from an entire surveillance volume at any instant of time using outputs from different levels-for example, level 1, object refi nement (OR), and level 2, situation refi nement (SR)—of any multisensor data fusion (MSDF) system, especially in defense systems (see the JDL model in Section 2.1). The procedure is also applicable to other civilian data fusion (DF) systems.