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Sniper detection using infrared camera: technical possibilities and limitations
Author(s): M. Kastek; R. Dulski; P. Trzaskawka; G. Bieszczad
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Paper Abstract

The paper discusses technical possibilities to build an effective system for sniper detection using infrared cameras. Descriptions of phenomena which make it possible to detect sniper activities in infrared spectra as well as analysis of physical limitations were performed. Cooled and uncooled detectors were considered. Three phases of sniper activities were taken into consideration: before, during and after the shot. On the basis of experimental data the parameters defining the target were determined which are essential in assessing the capability of infrared camera to detect sniper activity. A sniper body and muzzle flash were analyzed as targets. The simulation of detection ranges was done for the assumed scenario of sniper detection task. The infrared sniper detection system was discussed, capable of fulfilling the requirements. The discussion of the results of analysis and simulations was finally presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7666, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX, 76662E (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851336
Show Author Affiliations
M. Kastek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
R. Dulski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Trzaskawka, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
G. Bieszczad, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7666:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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