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Distributed sensor concepts for perimeter surveillance and vehicle classification
Author(s): Tamara Rogers; Amir Shirkhodaie; Atindra K. Mitra; Fred Johnson; Chico Foxx; Sean Young; LaMar Westbrook; Tony Marrs; Tom Lewis; Saleh Zein-Sabatto; Fenghui Yao; Mohan Malkani; Haroun Rababaah; James Leonard; Cheutaunia Johnson
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a distributed multi-modality sensor network concept for vehicle classification within perimeter of a surveillance system. This perimeter surveillance concept represents a "Virtual RF Fence" consisting of remotely located electro-optic surveillance cameras and a standoff range radar system. The perimeter surveillance system vigilantly monitors the field and each time a vehicle crosses the virtual RF fence it informs the surveillance cameras to actively monitor the activity of vehicles as it passes through the field. This paper describes the methodologies applied for processing the EO imagery data including target vehicle segmentation from background, vehicle shadow elimination, vehicle feature vector generation, and a neural network approach for vehicle classification. A metric is also proposed for evaluation of performance of the vehicle classification technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7305, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VIII, 73050A (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817623
Show Author Affiliations
Tamara Rogers, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)
Amir Shirkhodaie, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)
Atindra K. Mitra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Fred Johnson, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)
Chico Foxx, North Carolina A&T State Univ. (United States)
Sean Young, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
LaMar Westbrook, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Tony Marrs, VIASPACE Security, Inc. (United States)
Tom Lewis, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Saleh Zein-Sabatto, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)
Fenghui Yao, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)
Mohan Malkani, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)
Haroun Rababaah, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)
James Leonard, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Cheutaunia Johnson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7305:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VIII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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