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Disposable Multi-Sensor Unattended Ground Sensor Systems for Detecting Personnel (Systemes de detection multi-capteurs terrestres autonome destines a detecter du personnel)

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The Sensors and Electronics Technology SET SET-158 committee accomplished several tasks beginning with a historical review of unattended ground sensors dating back to the beginning of the Southeast Asia conflict. Field trials were conducted on the southwest border of the US that allowed for collection of data. Signal processing and fusion models were developed and applied using the field trial data. SET-158 met on numerous occasions beginning with the initial kick-off meeting held at the Research and Technology Organization RTO Office in Paris during the Spring of 2010. The committee organized personnel detection workshops that were held in the US. Both of these were in conjunction with the US Army Research Laboratory ARL. SET-158 co-sponsored a technical meeting with SET Task Group TG 153 and SET-TG-142 in Cardiff, Wales, on 11 October 2011. These activities were well attended with numerous papers on personnel detection being presented. More than a dozen peer-reviewed papers have been published as a result of the committee activities and the list of these papers continues to grow. An international data collection field exercise held in March of 2011 on the southwest US border was well attended by participating Nations. The primary objectives of the field trial were to provide opportunities for testing of commercial systems and the collection of phenomenological data using early stage developed non-imaging sensors. Several state-of-the-art, low-cost, non-imaging sensors systems were deployed on two types of ground conditions. This included ARL multi-modal sensors, video and acoustic sensors from the Universities of Memphis and Mississippi, SASNet from Canada, video from Night Vision Laboratory and Pearls of Wisdom system from Israel operated in conjunction with ARL personnel. This report summarizes the activities of SET-158.

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  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Seismic Detection and Detectors

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