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Detection of person borne IEDs using multiple cooperative sensors
Author(s): Scott MacIntosh; Ross Deming; Thorkild Hansen; Neel Kishan; Ling Tang; Jing Shea; Stephen Lang
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Paper Abstract

The use of multiple cooperative sensors for the detection of person borne IEDs is investigated. The purpose of the effort is to evaluate the performance benefits of adding multiple sensor data streams into an aided threat detection algorithm, and a quantitative analysis of which sensor data combinations improve overall detection performance. Testing includes both mannequins and human subjects with simulated suicide bomb devices of various configurations, materials, sizes and metal content. Aided threat recognition algorithms are being developed to test detection performance of individual sensors against combined fused sensors inputs. Sensors investigated include active and passive millimeter wave imaging systems, passive infrared, 3-D profiling sensors and acoustic imaging. The paper describes the experimental set-up and outlines the methodology behind a decision fusion algorithm-based on the concept of a "body model".

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8019, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense X, 801910 (2 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883587
Show Author Affiliations
Scott MacIntosh, Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ross Deming, Consultant (United States)
Thorkild Hansen, Consultant (United States)
Neel Kishan, Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ling Tang, Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jing Shea, Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Stephen Lang, The Aptec Group, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8019:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense X
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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