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EO/IR sensors enhance border security, part two
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Paper Abstract

Advances in infrared sensors, as well as integrated controls and displays have led to mature designs being incorporated in civil as well as military surveillance and security systems. Technical challenges arise in applying electro-optical sensor technology to detect, track and identify individuals and to detect contraband and hidden objects; while at the same time providing positive cost/benefit metrics for both point protection and area surveillance applications. The previous paper, "EO/IR Sensors Enhance Border Security" addressed the advantages and disadvantages of specific electro-optical sensor modalities, including visible, near-, mid- and far-infrared as well as ultraviolet that may be used individually and in combination to perform specific security applications. System designs employing electro-optical and infrared sensors for surveillance applications were reviewed as well as the cost/benefit metrics used to define trades for both point protection and area surveillance applications. This paper will address the use of these infrared modalities with advanced image and sensor processing developed by Opgal specifically for border security applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6540, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III, 65400G (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724782
Show Author Affiliations
Dror Sharon, Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd (Israel)
Robert McDaniel, Kollsman, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6540:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III
Theodore T. Saito; Daniel Lehrfeld; Michael J. DeWeert, Editor(s)

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