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Three-dimensional laser radar for perimeter security
Author(s): Mark Ray; Owen Evans; Jim Jamieson
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Paper Abstract

Goodrich Sensor Systems has developed a Laser Perimeter Awareness System (LPAS) for surveillance that both detects the presence and tracks the motion of intruders, locating them in range, bearing, and elevation with respect to the position of the sensor. The system places graphic symbols representing the intruders onto a map or aerial photo at the appropriate locations. The coordinates of the intruders are available to cue additional sensors, such as thermal imagers, to automatically slew their fields of view toward the intruder for further investigation. Hence, security personnel can assess whether the detected intruder is a person, an animal, or simply a false alarm and take appropriate action. Detection performance as a function of object size is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5988, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, 598806 (26 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630001
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Ray, Goodrich Corp., Sensor Systems (United States)
Owen Evans, Goodrich Corp., Sensor Systems (United States)
Jim Jamieson, Goodrich Corp., Sensor Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5988:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
Gary W. Kamerman; David V. Willetts, Editor(s)

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