This plenary presentation offers a panoramic overview of the field of multi-sensor, and/or multi-source information fusion from three complementary perspectives, namely, architectures, algorithms, and applications. This overview is developed through addressing the questions of 'what', 'why', 'when', and last but not least 'how' of information fusion and illustrating the answers with appropriate algorithmic...
Solutions to the governing differential equations of certain classes of 2nd-order nonlinear nonautonomous systems are sought in terms of the powers of trigonometric functions with time-varying amplitudes and frequencies. Use of such generating functions in the synthesis of nonlinear systems is justified by the fact that having powers of the trigonometric functions is equivalent to having terms of...
Equivalence of certain classes of nonlinear and linear (higher-order) discrete-time systems is established through a transformation of variables. The nonlinearity assumed for the case of the 1st-order system is the discrete-time version of the well-known Riccatian nonlinearity.
1st-order nonlinear systems described by a generalised form of Riccati-Bernoulli ordinary differential equations are shown to be reducible to equivalent linear systems of higher order through a nonlinear differential transformation. The method is generalised further to cover systems governed by partial differential equations with Riccati-Bernoulli-type nonlinearities.
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