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Phenomenological investigations into personnel signatures
Author(s): J. Michael Cathcart
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Paper Abstract

Georgia Tech has initiated a research program into the issues surrounding the detection of covert personnel present in a wide variety of scenarios. These initial investigations have been focused on a detailed phenomenological analysis of human physiology with the subsequent identification and characterization of potential observables-particularly in the context of urban environments during this phase. A parallel effort focused on the characterization of the resulting humanspecific signatures and their dependency and variation on local environmental conditions. In addition, these studies established the basic requirements for the development of physics-based human signature models; a significant component of these models is the inclusion of environmental and physiological variables into the computations. This paper will present a review of the research program and preliminary results from several of the initial signature phenomenology tasks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5796, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.607214
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J. Michael Cathcart, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5796:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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