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Use of disparate sensors for the detection of chemical and biological events
Author(s): David W. Sickenberger; Amnon Birenzvige; Felix Reyes
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Paper Abstract

Currently, the detection of Chemical and Biological agents on the battlefiedl is limited to the response from point and standoff C/B agent detectors. Speculation has been raised, however, that non-C/B sensors could assist in the detection process. Data from unattended ground sensors, infrared imagers, and radar may provide useful information to support a deteciton and may actually provide some warning capability. Ideally, these devices would provide this informiaotn while providign the core Force Protection functions assigned to them. Over the last years, the Soldier and Biological Chemical Command has conducted ouitdoor testing to collect seismic, acoustic, infrared, and radar signatures from conventional and non-conventional events to determine if tehse events can be separated. Preliminary results using several high resolution-laboratory grade seismic, acoustic and IR sensors would indicate that these sensors provide useful discrimination information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.443528
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David W. Sickenberger, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Amnon Birenzvige, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Felix Reyes, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4743:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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