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Low-Cost Instant Surveillance System
Author(s): Francine J. Prokoski
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Paper Abstract

A low-cost, battery-operated surveillance system was developed for use in international nuclear safeguards. The resulting system utilizes components of the commercial Polavision instant movie system to provide single-frame color or black/white images which are automatically developed and displayed by a portable Polavision Player whenever it is desired to stop and view the film. The system is designed for long-term unattended use, triggered by a timer or other input signal. To provide positive assurance of continuing operation, a self-diagnostic module was designed to detect the most common failure modes and transmit real-time status data to a remote location. The resulting system provides a low-cost surveillance capability which may be useful in various law enforcement applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0339, Optics and Images in Law Enforcement II, (23 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933657
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Francine J. Prokoski, Energy Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0339:
Optics and Images in Law Enforcement II
Avron S. Hecht, Editor(s)

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