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MicroSearch: human presence detection in vehicles
Author(s): Thomas D. Gamble; Thomas Cirillo
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Paper Abstract

ENSCO has been at the forefront in the development of a novel technology for human presence detection in vehicles, including automobiles, vans, trucks and semi-tractor trailers. This technology, by its very nature, is quite practical and less costly than other methods because it is based on a fundamental physiological characteristic common to all humans. Based on the ballistocardiogram force it measures the vehicle vibration produced by the individual's heart. The force produced by the heartbeats of humans will move vehicles, even large semi-tractor trailers, enough to be easily detectable by small seismic sensors. MicroSearch finds stowaways in a matter of seconds. No need to unload the vehicle, no need for manual searches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4708, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement, (14 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.479314
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Thomas D. Gamble, ENSCO, Inc. (United States)
Thomas Cirillo, ENSCO, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4708:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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