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Real-time assessment of a linear pyroelectric sensor array for object classication
Author(s): William E. White III; Jeremy B. Brown; Srikant Chari; Eddie L. Jacobs
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Paper Abstract

Pyroelectric linear arrays can be used to generate profiles of targets. Simulations have shown that generated profiles can be used to classify human and animal targets. A pyroelectric array system was used to collect data and classify targets as either human or non-human in real time. The pyroelectric array system consists of a 128-element Dias 128LTI pyroelectric linear array, an F/0.86 germanium lens, and an 18F4550 pic microcontroller for A/D conversion and communication. The classifier used for object recognition was trained using data collected in petting zoos and tested using data collected at the US-Mexico border in Arizona.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7834, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VII, 783403 (27 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865168
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William E. White III, The Univ. of Memphis (United States)
Jeremy B. Brown, The Univ. of Memphis (United States)
Srikant Chari, The Univ. of Memphis (United States)
Eddie L. Jacobs, The Univ. of Memphis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7834:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VII
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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