Day, night and all-weather security surveillance automation synergy from combining two powerful technologies

Vassilios Morellas, Chris Johnston, Andrew Johnson, Sharon D. Roberts, Glen L. Francisco

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Abstract

Thermal imaging is rightfully a real-world technology proven to bring confidence to daytime, nighttime and all weather security surveillance. Automatic image processing intrusion detection algorithms are also a real world technology proven to bring confidence to system surveillance security solutions. Together, day, night and all weather video imagery sensors and automated intrusion detection software systems create the real power to protect early against crime, providing real-time global homeland protection, rather than simply being able to monitor and record activities for post event analysis. These solutions, whether providing automatic security system surveillance at airports (to automatically detect unauthorized aircraft takeoff and landing activities) or at high risk private, public or government facilities (to automatically detect unauthorized people or vehicle intrusion activities) are on the move to provide end users the power to protect people, capital equipment and intellectual property against acts of vandalism and terrorism. As with any technology, infrared sensors and automatic image intrusion detection systems for global homeland security protection have clear technological strengths and limitations compared to other more common day and night vision technologies or more traditional manual man-in-the-loop intrusion detection security systems. This paper addresses these strength and limitation capabilities. False Alarm (FAR) and False Positive Rate (FPR) is an example of some of the key customer system acceptability metrics and Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (NETD) and Minimum Resolvable Temperature are examples of some of the sensor level performance acceptability metrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP'06
Pages859-870
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican Nuclear Society Embedded Topical Meeting - 2006 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP'06 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2006Jun 8 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2006 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP'06
Volume2006

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Nuclear Society Embedded Topical Meeting - 2006 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP'06
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period6/4/066/8/06

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