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A novel method for footstep detection with extremely low false alarm rate
Author(s): Alex Pakhomov; Albert Sicignano; Matthew Sandy; E. Tim Goldburt
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Paper Abstract

Development of advanced seismic footstep detection systems for perimeter and zone protection can offer new method for improved homeland security and defense applications. High false alarm rates associated with current seismic security systems has been a formidable obstacle in their widespread adoption. This paper describes a novel method for seismic footstep detection in which false alarms are inhibited and virtually eliminated. In addition, a significant increase in detection range for seismic security systems is also reported. Proprietary software was specifically developed to improve processing of the seismic signals. This software allows one to uniquely analyze over three-dozen signal shape parameters within the detected seismic signal. This novel software enables real time signal analysis, thus effectively offering a more efficient and effective alternative to using trained personnel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5090, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V, (18 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487753
Show Author Affiliations
Alex Pakhomov, General Sensing Systems LLC (United States)
Albert Sicignano, General Sensing Systems LLC (United States)
Matthew Sandy, General Sensing Systems LLC (United States)
E. Tim Goldburt, General Sensing Systems LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5090:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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