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SeeCoast port surveillance
Author(s): Michael Seibert; Bradley J Rhodes; Neil A. Bomberger; Patricia O Beane; Jason J Sroka; Wendy Kogel; William Kreamer; Chris Stauffer; Linda Kirschner; Edmond Chalom; Michael Bosse; Robert Tillson
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Paper Abstract

SeeCoast extends the US Coast Guard Port Security and Monitoring system by adding capabilities to detect, classify, and track vessels using electro-optic and infrared cameras, and also uses learned normalcy models of vessel activities in order to generate alert cues for the watch-standers when anomalous behaviors occur. SeeCoast fuses the video data with radar detections and Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder data in order to generate composite fused tracks for vessels approaching the port, as well as for vessels already in the port. Then, SeeCoast applies rule-based and learning-based pattern recognition algorithms to alert the watch-standers to unsafe, illegal, threatening, and other anomalous vessel activities. The prototype SeeCoast system has been deployed to Coast Guard sites in Virginia. This paper provides an overview of the system and outlines the lessons learned to date in applying data fusion and automated pattern recognition technology to the port security domain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6204, Photonics for Port and Harbor Security II, 62040B (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666980
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Seibert, BAE Systems (United States)
Bradley J Rhodes, BAE Systems (United States)
Neil A. Bomberger, BAE Systems (United States)
Patricia O Beane, BAE Systems (United States)
Jason J Sroka, BAE Systems (United States)
Wendy Kogel, BAE Systems (United States)
William Kreamer, BAE Systems (United States)
Chris Stauffer, BAE Systems (United States)
Linda Kirschner, BAE Systems (United States)
Edmond Chalom, BAE Systems (United States)
Michael Bosse, BAE Systems (United States)
Robert Tillson, BAE Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6204:
Photonics for Port and Harbor Security II
Michael J. DeWeert; Theodore T. Saito; Harry L. Guthmuller, Editor(s)

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