Accession Number : ADA553043


Title :   Detecting Human Activity Using Acoustic, Seismic, Accelerometer, Video, and E-field Sensors


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Walker, Sarah H ; Goldman, Geoffrey H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553043.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : Situational awareness plays a critical role in the decision-making process for today's Soldier. It is important for a Soldier to know from what direction an enemy is approaching. Obtaining and using information gathered from low-cost sensors like acoustic, seismic, e-field, imagery, accelerometers, and others can provide a means to monitor human-based activity. This report investigates the feasibility of using an array of low-cost sensors for determining the patterns and activities of people that occur in a typical breakroom during lunch time. The test results show that it is possible to detect and interpret activity in urban settings, such as in buildings, with low-cost sensors and, thus, show promise for enhancing the situational awareness of today's Soldier.


Descriptors :   *DETECTORS , *HUMANS , ACCELEROMETERS , BUILDINGS , DATA ACQUISITION , LOCOMOTION , LOW COSTS , MOTION , PERSONNEL DETECTION


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE