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Design considerations for intrusion detection wide-area surveillance radars for perimeters and borders
Author(s): Walker Butler
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Paper Abstract

Ground Surveillance Radars (GSRs) can build a virtual wall around facilities or on a border. They provide operators and agents with much more time to assess, prioritize and apprehend intruders than a traditional fence system. The extra response time is one of the important features of the wide area surveillance concept, along with added benefits for both the operators and the response teams. These are described in detail in the paper. But all GSRs are not alike. There are two primary GSR technologies - Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Pulse Doppler. Most pulse Doppler radars are derivatives of legacy military battlefield radar technology being applied for wide area surveillance, while a new generation of FMCW radar technology has been developed for this new type of surveillance, applied to high value site security, airports, military bases, ports and borders. The purpose of this paper is to explore the benefits of each type of radar for the wide area application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 730810 (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816845
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Walker Butler, ICx Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7308:
Radar Sensor Technology XIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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