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Seismic systems for unconventional target detection and identification
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Paper Abstract

Seismic detection systems for homeland defense and security applications are an important additional layer to perimeter, border and zone protection. General Sensing Systems has been developing a novel method and corresponding software for footstep detection with a near zero false alarm rate. This method has been realized in a number of detection systems. The testing of the GSS seismic systems in various environment noise conditions showed that such systems can be successfully used for other target detection. Such "unconventional" targets can include light and heavy vehicles, trains, helicopters and ships. This paper describes the signal characteristics of such targets and the preliminary experimental data on the corresponding detection range. We also report on the seismic sensor and seismic system requirements for target detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6201, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense V, 62011I (10 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668930
Show Author Affiliations
Alex Pakhomov, General Sensing Systems, LLC (United States)
Tim Goldburt, General Sensing Systems, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6201:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense V
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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