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Intelligence gathering using unattended ground sensors (UGS)
Author(s): Larry A. Schatzmann
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Paper Abstract

State-of-the-art unattended ground sensors (UGS) have demonstrated the ability to detect, locate/track and classify a variety of targets in most weather conditions. Experimental results from the DARPA- sponsored unattended ground sensors (UGS) program show the ability of UGS to detect and accurately track land vehicles. The use of state-of-the-art UGS and the processing of UGS data to provide useful information to drug enforcement and border patrol agencies holds the potential for more successful drug interdiction operations and a reduction in successful border intrusions. It has been shown that unattended ground sensors can be used in surveillance roles to detect and identify activities of interest with reasonable false alarm rates. State-of-the-art signal and data processing allow detection, classification and tracking of targets of interest, while false target rejection is performed through data fusion of processed sensor data. The use of multiple sensor types that compliment each other within a single package can provide nearly all- weather surveillance capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 January 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3577, Sensors, C3I, Information, and Training Technologies for Law Enforcement, (7 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336956
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Larry A. Schatzmann, Raytheon Defense Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3577:
Sensors, C3I, Information, and Training Technologies for Law Enforcement
Edward M. Carapezza; David B. Law, Editor(s)

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