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Detecting suspicious objects along frequently used itineraries
Author(s): David Monnin; Armin L. Schneider; Etienne Bieber
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Paper Abstract

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), one of today's major threats that armed forces have to cope with, are particularly menacing during field operations in which the same itinerary is used by troops on a regular basis. The detection of changes observed on an itinerary between different passages of a vehicle can be very revealing. We propose a low-cost solution implementing a GPS receiver, a three-axis magnetic compass as well as a video camera. This device, together with an image processing and computer vision scheme, allow the occupants of a vehicle to focus their attention on any visible changes occurring along their itinerary since a previous passage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7834, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VII, 78340F (3 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865072
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David Monnin, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
Armin L. Schneider, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
Etienne Bieber, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7834:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VII
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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