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A video-based system and method for improving aircraft security
Author(s): Samuel E. Ebenstein; Gregory H. Smith; Nicholas G. Zorka; Yelena M. Rodin; Thomas J. Meitzler
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Paper Abstract

Commercial airplanes are now a weapon of mass destruction to be used in asymmetric warfare against the United States. There is a clear need for enhanced situational awareness within the passenger cabin of airplanes. If the crew suspected that the security of an aircraft had been compromised it would be critical for a crew member to be able to clearly and rapidly see what is occurring inside the passenger cabin without having to open the door to the cockpit. In case of emergency it would also be extremely valuable for ground personnel and aircraft responding to the emergency to be able to visually monitor what is happening inside the aircraft cabin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5424, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2004, (11 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541399
Show Author Affiliations
Samuel E. Ebenstein, Ford Research Labs. (United States)
Gregory H. Smith, Ford Research Labs. (United States)
Nicholas G. Zorka, Ford Research Labs. (United States)
Yelena M. Rodin, Ford Research Labs. (United States)
Thomas J. Meitzler, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5424:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2004
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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