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Definition of Data Fusion

Date: April 22 2020

Summary: One of the best definitions I have found for data fusion

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  1. How To Cite
  2. References
  3. Discussion:

Defined as the use of multiple technologies or location systems simultaneously to form hierarchical and overlapping levels of sensing, sensor fusion can provide aggregate properties unavailable when using location systems individually

This definition of data fusion comes from Hightower & Borriello [1] and I think it provides a very good explanation of what data fusion actually is. I decided to generalize it as their definition only concerns with location systems – here is my paraphrase:

When one utilizes differing technologies to form tiers of improving sensor accuracy; this methodology can compensate for the loss or absence of signal from other sensors by providing multiple overlaps for the same defining properties of a system.

How To Cite

Zelko, Jacob. Definition of Data Fusion. April 22 2020.


[1] J. Hightower and G. Borriello, “Location systems for ubiquitous computing,” Computer, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 57–66, 2001.


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