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Guidance on environmental vulnerabilities of unattended ground sensors
Author(s): Lindamae Peck
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Paper Abstract

Operational guidance on reliability as a function of site conditions is essential to unattended ground sensors (UGS) effectiveness. For physical security/force protection sensor systems, the Weather Vulnerability Assessment Tool (WVAT) will fill this need. WVAT is a computer application that will warn of situations in which the likelihood of detecting an intruder falls below a specified probability of detection (Pd). Both Pd and the likelihood of nuisance alarms are predicted for diurnal and seasonal variability in weather, state of the ground, and ground cover. A follow-on computer applications, the Force Protection Sensor Selector, will guide the selection of sensor systems for deployment as a site, based on its prediction of weather-induced variation in site conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3713, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, (30 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357133
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Lindamae Peck, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3713:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications
Edward M. Carapezza; David B. Law; K. Terry Stalker, Editor(s)

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