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Application of IR microbolometers in border surveillance
Author(s): David K. Breakfield; Peter Norton; Dan Plemons; Christian Rodriguez; Dennis Sustare
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Paper Abstract

BAE Systems led a collaborative study with New Mexico State University to investigate a series of ground based persistent surveillance solutions for potential use along the Southwest border of the United States. This study considered a wide range of system options for mobile and fixed site applications. This paper summarizes the findings of the study including the central role of the imaging subsystems in mobile ground based surveillance solutions and the suitability of uncooled IR Microbolometers within this subsystem. The paper also provides a discussion of the benefits of real time decision support applications when fielding a persistent surveillance solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6540, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III, 65400H (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724787
Show Author Affiliations
David K. Breakfield, BAE Systems (United States)
Peter Norton, BAE Systems (United States)
Dan Plemons, BAE Systems (United States)
Christian Rodriguez, BAE Systems (United States)
Dennis Sustare, BAE Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6540:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III
Theodore T. Saito; Daniel Lehrfeld; Michael J. DeWeert, Editor(s)

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