Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Wide-area metal detection system for crowd screening
Author(s): Carl Vern Nelson
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Conventional metal detectors require people to walk through a door-like opening that houses the detection system. Typically, each person must be scanned individually. This creates a “choke point,” and long lines form at the screening point. This paper describes a metal detection sensor system that could screen large crowds of people more efficiently. The new system is called the Wide-Area Metal Detection (WAMD) sensor system. This sensor system is composed of a spatially distributed metal detector and a video surveillance system. The sensor system is designed to continually screen an area and reduce the need for each person to be examined separately.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5071, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II, (22 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484846
Show Author Affiliations
Carl Vern Nelson, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5071:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top