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Integrated multisensor perimeter detection systems
Author(s): P. J. Kent; P. Fretwell; D. J. Barrett; D. A. Faulkner
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Paper Abstract

The report describes the results of a multi-year programme of research aimed at the development of an integrated multi-sensor perimeter detection system capable of being deployed at an operational site. The research was driven by end user requirements in protective security, particularly in threat detection and assessment, where effective capability was either not available or prohibitively expensive. Novel video analytics have been designed to provide robust detection of pedestrians in clutter while new radar detection and tracking algorithms provide wide area day/night surveillance. A modular integrated architecture based on commercially available components has been developed. A graphical user interface allows intuitive interaction and visualisation with the sensors. The fusion of video, radar and other sensor data provides the basis of a threat detection capability for real life conditions. The system was designed to be modular and extendable in order to accommodate future and legacy surveillance sensors. The current sensor mix includes stereoscopic video cameras, mmWave ground movement radar, CCTV and a commercially available perimeter detection cable. The paper outlines the development of the system and describes the lessons learnt after deployment in a pilot trial.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6741, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting III, 67410V (8 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738170
Show Author Affiliations
P. J. Kent, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
P. Fretwell, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
D. J. Barrett, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
D. A. Faulkner, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6741:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting III
Colin Lewis, Editor(s)

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