7 August 2002 Use of disparate sensors for the detection of chemical and biological events
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Currently, the detection of Chemical and Biological agents on the battlefiedl is limited to the response from point and standoff C/B agent detectors. Speculation has been raised, however, that non-C/B sensors could assist in the detection process. Data from unattended ground sensors, infrared imagers, and radar may provide useful information to support a deteciton and may actually provide some warning capability. Ideally, these devices would provide this informiaotn while providign the core Force Protection functions assigned to them. Over the last years, the Soldier and Biological Chemical Command has conducted ouitdoor testing to collect seismic, acoustic, infrared, and radar signatures from conventional and non-conventional events to determine if tehse events can be separated. Preliminary results using several high resolution-laboratory grade seismic, acoustic and IR sensors would indicate that these sensors provide useful discrimination information.
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David W. Sickenberger, David W. Sickenberger, Amnon Birenzvige, Amnon Birenzvige, Felix Reyes, Felix Reyes, } "Use of disparate sensors for the detection of chemical and biological events", Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.443528; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.443528

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