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Acoustic and optical multi-sensor threat detection system for border patrol against aerial threats
Author(s): Motasem S. Alsawadi; Ahmad Ismail; Badeea F. Al-Azem; Munir M. El-Desouki; Sultan Alghamdi; Mansour Alghamdi
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Paper Abstract

Saudi Arabia has borders covering over 4,300 km that are shared with seven countries. Such large borders pose many challenges for security and patrol. Thermal imagers are considered the most reliable means of threat detection, however, they are quite costly, which can prevent using them over large areas. This work discusses a multi-sensor acoustic and optical implementation for threat detection as an effort to reduce system cost. The acoustic sensor provides position and direction recognition by using a four microphone setup. The data analysis of field tests will be discussed in this work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8541, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications IX, 85410K (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.978983
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Motasem S. Alsawadi, The National Ctr. for Electronics, Communications and Photonics (Saudi Arabia)
Ahmad Ismail, The National Ctr. for Electronics, Communications and Photonics (Saudi Arabia)
Badeea F. Al-Azem, Alfaisal Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
Munir M. El-Desouki, The National Ctr. for Electronics, Communications and Photonics (Saudi Arabia)
Sultan Alghamdi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
Mansour Alghamdi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8541:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications IX
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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