In the area of sensor informatics we are engaged in applied research concerned primarily with defence and security applications. The aim is often to increase situation awareness/understanding for users of military or civil reconnaissance, warning or surveillance systems.
The research entails automatic high-level analysis of data from both individual sensors and multi-sensor systems and sensor networks involving above-surface sensors. Sensors that we focus on include various types of radar, optical or acoustic sensors.
The work entails new methods and technical systems for:
- automatic image recording and sensor/image calibration
- automatic feature extraction and classification of unknown objects and their properties based on sensor data
- automatic detection, positioning and tracking of persons, vehicles and other mobile objects based on sensor data
- automatic analysis of behaviour or activities of persons, vehicles and other objects based on sensor data
- automatic fusion of information about objects and their activities/behaviour from different sensors
- automatic control of sensors for the optimal gathering of sensor data
- handling and analysis of geographical information with the focus on 3D environment models
- modelling and simulation of multi-sensor systems.