18 September 2003 A novel method for footstep detection with extremely low false alarm rate
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Development of advanced seismic footstep detection systems for perimeter and zone protection can offer new method for improved homeland security and defense applications. High false alarm rates associated with current seismic security systems has been a formidable obstacle in their widespread adoption. This paper describes a novel method for seismic footstep detection in which false alarms are inhibited and virtually eliminated. In addition, a significant increase in detection range for seismic security systems is also reported. Proprietary software was specifically developed to improve processing of the seismic signals. This software allows one to uniquely analyze over three-dozen signal shape parameters within the detected seismic signal. This novel software enables real time signal analysis, thus effectively offering a more efficient and effective alternative to using trained personnel.
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Alex Pakhomov, Alex Pakhomov, Albert Sicignano, Albert Sicignano, Matthew Sandy, Matthew Sandy, E. Tim Goldburt, E. Tim Goldburt, } "A novel method for footstep detection with extremely low false alarm rate", Proc. SPIE 5090, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V, (18 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487753; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.487753
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