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Unattended ground sensors for monitoring national borders
Author(s): John H. McQuiddy
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Paper Abstract

Monitoring national borders for illegal border crossing activity is a difficult task. Relying on border monitoring personnel patrolling large border areas as the sole solution is very taxing and expensive due to varying terrain and the need to monitor 24 hours every day. Augmenting personnel with technology is required to maintain the level of persistent surveillance needed for high probability of crossing activity detection and alertment of personnel for interdiction and apprehension. This presentation describes the technical capabilities current unattended ground sensors provide to support border monitoring applications. Target coverage, target classification and identity, real time reporting, and distributed information access are necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7112, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks V, 71120L (16 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801874
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John H. McQuiddy, McQ, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7112:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks V
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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