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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 854085, 10 pages
Research Article

Adaptive Fusion Design Using Multiscale Unscented Kalman Filter Approach for Multisensor Data Fusion

1School of Computer Science and Technology, Zhoukou Normal University, Zhoukou 466001, China
2School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Received 28 July 2015; Revised 26 October 2015; Accepted 27 October 2015

Academic Editor: Fernando Torres

Copyright © 2015 Huadong Wang and Shi Dong. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In order to improve the reliability of measurement data, the multisensor data fusion technology has progressed greatly in improving the accuracy of measurement data. This paper utilizes the real-time, recursive, and optimal estimation characteristics of unscented Kalman filter (UKF), as well as the unique advantages of multiscale wavelet transform decomposition in data analysis to effectively integrate observational data from multiple sensors. A new multiscale UKF-based multisensor data fusion algorithm is proposed by combining the UKF with multiscale signal analysis. Firstly, model-based UKF is introduced into the multiple sensors, and then the model is decomposed at multiple scales onto the coarse scale with wavelets. Next, signals decomposed from fine to coarse scales are adjusted using the denoised observational data from corresponding sensors and reconstructed with wavelets to obtain the fused signals. Finally, the processed data are fused using adaptive weighted fusion algorithm. Comparison of simulation and experimental results shows that the proposed method can effectively improve the antijamming capability of the measurement system and ensure the reliability and accuracy of sensor measurement system compared to the use of data fusion algorithm alone.