Personnel Detection Technology Assessment Final Report
Final technical rept. 1 Aug 2002-31 Jan 2002
OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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The sensor and processing technologies relevant to detection of dismounted personnel hereafter, simply personnel detection were investigated. The need to detect personnel arises in a variety of military and civilian situations. To provide a basis on which to compare sensor and processing technologies, we defined five baseline military scenarios in which personnel detection would be necessary. The distinctive characteristics of personnel were enumerated, and sensors with the potential to detect those characteristics were studied. The sensor study suggests that while many sensors are very mature, restrictions exist on each of the sensors that prevent any one technology from meeting the requirements defined by the scenarios. In particular, few of the sensors have adequate range for perimeter control and covert detectiontracking scenarios. It was concluded that, in general, fusion of data from distributed sensor networks will be required to meet the scenario requirements. Recommendations are provided for specific sensor development, data collection, and processing algorithm development.
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