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Sensors for military special operations and law enforcement applications
Author(s): David D. Ferris; Robert W. McMillan; Nicholas C. Currie; Michael C. Wicks; Mohamed-Adel Slamani
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Paper Abstract

Improvement in the capabilities of infrared, millimeter- wave, acoustic, and x-ray, sensors has provided means to detect weapons concealed beneath clothing and to provide wide-area surveillance capability in darkness and poor light for military special operations and law enforcement application. In this paper we provide an update on this technology, which we have discussed in previous papers on this subject. We present new data showing simultaneously obtained infrared and millimeter-wave images which are especially relevant because a fusion of these two sensors has been proposed as the best solution to the problem of concealed weapon detection. We conclude that the use of these various sensors has the potential for solving this problem and that progress is being made toward this goal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3062, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III, (20 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276674
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David D. Ferris, Rome Lab. (United States)
Robert W. McMillan, Rome Lab. (United States)
Nicholas C. Currie, Rome Lab. (United States)
Michael C. Wicks, Rome Lab. (United States)
Mohamed-Adel Slamani, Rome Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3062:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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