Accession Number:

ADA422373

Title:

Radar-Based Intruder Detection for a Robotic Security System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1998-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System, Exterior MDARS-E provides an automated robotic security capability for storage yards, petroleum tank farms, rail yards, and arsenals. The system includes multiple supervised-autonomous platforms equipped with intrusion detection, barrier assessment, and inventory assessment subsystems commanded from an integrated control station. The MDARS-E Intrusion Detection System consists of a motion sensor suite which is selectively enabled while the vehicle is momentarily halted in execution of pre-defined buy randomly executed patrols. The system can detect a crawling, walking, or running intruder at a distance of 100 meters, even in darkness or the presence of smoke, fog, dust, and precipitation. The demanding nature of the required detection criteria necessitates the integration of complementary technologies which can sense motion, pattern characteristics, thermal signatures, and temporal behavior.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE