Accession Number:

ADA512538

Title:

Human Infrastructure Detection and Exploitation (HIDE)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2009-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Finding human infrastructure elements such as machinery, chemicals, radiofrequency emissions, electrical currents, or other evidence of human activity in confined enclosed spaces is a deficiency in current intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR systems. In addition, operations in these places present a threat to Soldiers and detection of these manmade infrastructure elements is a needed capability. In this effort, the authors investigate and demonstrate multimodal, low-cost sensing on a mobile platform for detecting the presence of manmade infrastructure i.e., machinery, electric currents, chemicals, hazardous materials, computers, and humans themselves in hidden and confined spaces such as tunnels, sewers, caves, bunkers, and buildings, and in urban environments. The Human Infrastructure Detection and Exploitation HIDE Army Technology Objective ATO will use a variety of low-cost sensors, including acoustic, seismic, magnetic, electrostatic E-field, passive infrared PIR, chemical, radiofrequency, and optical. The HIDE ATO will develop the algorithms and sensor fusion capabilities, but will not develop the sensors themselves. The algorithms will be structured to be adaptable to varying combinations of sensor modalities, environmental conditions, and varying missions. The algorithms and sensors will be integrated on a small mobile unmanned ground vehicle UGV. The ATO will not develop the platform or robotic controls, but it will leverage the ongoing Command Control for Complex Urban Terrain C2CUT ATO and other UGV efforts, and will integrate sensors onto an existing system. The ability to use many sensors and process the data at the sensor node will provide new ISR and Force Protection capabilities for the U.S. Army.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors
  • Seismic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE