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Hazardous material localization and person tracking
Author(s): Monika Wieneke; Konstantin Safenreiter; Wolfgang Koch
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Paper Abstract

Timely recognition of threats can be significantly supported by security assistance systems that work continuously in time and call the attention of the security personnel in case of anomalies. We describe the concept and the realization of an indoor security assistance system for real-time decision support. Data for the classification of persons are provided by chemical sensors detecting hazardous materials. Due to their limited spatio-temporal resolution, a single chemical sensor cannot localize this material and associate it with a person. We compensate this deficiency by fusing the output of multiple, distributed chemical sensors with kinematical data from laser-range-scanners. Both, tracking and fusion of tracks with chemical attributes can be processed within one single framework called Probabilistic Multiple Hypothesis Tracking (PMHT). An extension of PMHT for dealing with classification measurements (PMHT-c) already exists. We show how PMHT-c can be applied to associate chemical attributes to person tracks. This affords the localization of threads and a timely notification of the security personnel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6969, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2008, 696919 (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800674
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Monika Wieneke, FGAN-FKIE (Germany)
Konstantin Safenreiter, FGAN-FKIE (Germany)
Wolfgang Koch, FGAN-FKIE (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6969:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2008
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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