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Use of COTS technology in tripwire detection
Author(s): David J. Daniels; Stefan Jennings; Rajan Amin; Michael J. Gaskell; Nicola A. Playle
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a polarised Short Wavelength Infra-Red (SWIR) system using Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology, which was assessed against a variety of tripwires and backgrounds during night and day trials as part of a DSTL (UK) programme. The system comprises a polarised SWIR illuminator and cameras fitted with SWIR filters and polarisers. Various image-processing techniques were developed and evaluated including Stoke's S1 parameter, the Radon Transform and a novel and robust feature detector. Within the limits of the optical system, a tripwire recognition capability in vegetation was achieved that approached that of a human.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.540660
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Daniels, ERA Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Stefan Jennings, ERA Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Rajan Amin, ERA Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Michael J. Gaskell, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
Nicola A. Playle, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5415:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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