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EO/IR sensors for border security applications
Author(s): Robert McDaniel; Robert Hughes; Edward Seibel
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Paper Abstract

Advances in infrared sensors and developments in pointing and stabilization technology, as well as integrated controls and displays have led to mature designs being incorporated in civil as well as military surveillance and security systems. Technical challenges arise in applying electro-optical sensor technology to detect, track and identify individuals and to detect contraband and hidden objects; while at the same time providing positive cost/benefit metrics for both point protection and area surveillance applications. Specific electro-optical sensor modalities, including visible, near-, mid- and far-infrared as well as ultraviolet may be used individually and in combination to perform specific security applications. This presentation will review the current electro-optics technology, its applications, and future developments that will have an influence in homeland defense applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6203, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security II, 620304 (5 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673678
Show Author Affiliations
Robert McDaniel, Kollsman Inc. (United States)
Robert Hughes, Kollsman Inc. (United States)
Edward Seibel, Kollsman Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6203:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security II
Theodore T. Saito; Daniel Lehrfeld, Editor(s)

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