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Passive multi-modal sensors for the urban environment
Author(s): Andrew Ladas; Ronald Frankel
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Paper Abstract

The urban environment poses a great many obstacles for the modern soldier, from complex buildings and streets to unknown or hidden combatants and non-combatants. To provide improved situational awareness and short range protection, a variety of sensors and sensor systems are under investigation and development. In order to provide timely information from small, low-cost sensor systems, ARL has been investigating the use of passive multi-modal sensors for the individual soldier. These sensors will combine several different sensing modalities, and combine the information from these sensors at the sensor level. This will improve the sensors ability to discriminate targets, reduce false alarms and minimize the amount of information required to be transmitted to the user. In addition, passive sensors are inherently lower power and more covert than active systems. This report will detail the initial accomplishments, and present early data on several sensing modalities under investigation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5796, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609712
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Ladas, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Ronald Frankel, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5796:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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