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Multispectral system for perimeter protection of stationary and moving objects
Author(s): Mieczyslaw Szustakowski; Wieslaw M. Ciurapinski; Marek Zyczkowski; Norbert Palka; Mariusz Kastek; Rafal Dulski; Grzegorz Bieszczad; Tomasz Sosnowski
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Paper Abstract

Introduction of a ground multispectral detection has changed organization and construction of perimeter security systems. The perimeter systems with linear zone sensors and cables have been replaced with a point arrangement of sensors with multispectral detection. Such multispectral sensors generally consist of an active ground radar, which scans the protected area with microwaves or millimeter waves, a thermal camera, which detects temperature contrast and a visible range camera. Connection of these three different technologies into one system requires methodology for selection of technical conditions of installation and parameters of sensors. This procedure enables us to construct a system with correlated range, resolution, field of view and object identification. The second technical problem connected with the multispectral system is its software, which helps couple the radar with the cameras. This software can be used for automatic focusing of cameras, automatic guiding cameras to an object detected by the radar, tracking of the object and localization of the object on the digital map as well as identification and alarming. In this paper two essential issues connected with multispectral system are described. We focus on methodology of selection of sensors parameters. We present usage of a spider-chart, which was adopted to the proposed methodology. Next, we describe methodology of automation of the system regarding an object detection, tracking, identification, localization and alarming.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7481, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VI, 74810D (24 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830051
Show Author Affiliations
Mieczyslaw Szustakowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Wieslaw M. Ciurapinski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marek Zyczkowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Norbert Palka, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mariusz Kastek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Rafal Dulski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Grzegorz Bieszczad, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz Sosnowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7481:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VI
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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