5 May 2006 EO/IR sensors for border security applications
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Advances in infrared sensors and developments in pointing and stabilization technology, as well as integrated controls and displays have led to mature designs being incorporated in civil as well as military surveillance and security systems. Technical challenges arise in applying electro-optical sensor technology to detect, track and identify individuals and to detect contraband and hidden objects; while at the same time providing positive cost/benefit metrics for both point protection and area surveillance applications. Specific electro-optical sensor modalities, including visible, near-, mid- and far-infrared as well as ultraviolet may be used individually and in combination to perform specific security applications. This presentation will review the current electro-optics technology, its applications, and future developments that will have an influence in homeland defense applications.
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Robert McDaniel, Robert McDaniel, Robert Hughes, Robert Hughes, Edward Seibel, Edward Seibel, } "EO/IR sensors for border security applications", Proc. SPIE 6203, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security II, 620304 (5 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673678; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.673678

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