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Technology for the detection of airborne intruders approaching the high-security high-value asset
Author(s): Eugene F. Greneker III
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Paper Abstract

Security plans to protect high-value assets usually concentrate on stopping potential ground intruders before they reach the asset. Barriers, such as fences, are the first line of defense against the found intruder, providing a delay mechanism. The sight of 10 to 12 foot high fencing topped with razor wire, guard towers, and roving patrols also serves as a psychological deterrent to the potential ground intrusion sensors between an outer and an inner barrier. This visible 'hardness' of a high-value asset makes airborne penetration more attractive, even though the airborne intruder may require training in the use of an aircraft or other airborne conveyance system. Certain airborne intrusion scenarios allow an adversary to penetrate much deeper and faster through delay and defense systems designed to deter the ground intruder. Since an airborne intruder can quickly reach the high-value asset, early detection critical to asset defense. Early detection of the airborne intruder also ensures appropriate use of the deadly force doctrine because the guard force has time to coordinate the response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2497, Public Safety/Law Enforcement Technology, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210494
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Eugene F. Greneker III, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2497:
Public Safety/Law Enforcement Technology
Raymond J. Mataloni Sr.; Raymond D. Mintz, Editor(s)

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