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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 31, 2007

Performance of infrared systems in swimmer detection for maritime security

CDR Keith Krapels, CDR Ronald G. Driggers, and CAPT Jose F. Garcia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 12296-12305 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.012296


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Abstract

The detection of swimmer activity in harbor areas around piers and ships is an important aspect of Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) sensing efforts in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. A series of data collections and perception experiments were conducted to validate the use of thermal target acquisition models against swimmer targets. The results were analyzed to derive the discrimination criteria necessary for sensor design for maritime force protection.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.2480) Detectors : FLIR, forward-looking infrared
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2007
Published: September 12, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Keith Krapels, Ronald G. Driggers, and Jose F. Garcia III, "Performance of infrared systems in swimmer detection for maritime security," Opt. Express 15, 12296-12305 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-19-12296


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