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All-weather vehicle classification using magnetometer arrays
Author(s): James W. Casalegno
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Paper Abstract

Arrays of vector magnetometers employing matched field processing have demonstrated the ability to accurately detect, track, and characterize the magnetic signature of vehicles traveling within range of the sensor field, regardless of weather conditions. This processing works on all types of vehicles, including passenger cars, light trucks, tractor-trailers, tanks, armored personnel carriers, etc. Consistency among the magnetic dipole estimates from similar vehicles has led to investigations of the ability to classify using magnetic information obtained from this process. Preliminary results suggest that separation of the permanent and induced portions of a vehicle's magnetic moment can provide the basis for an accurate, all-weather vehicle classifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.448397
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James W. Casalegno, Raytheon Naval and Maritime Integrated Systems (United States)


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

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