Performance of infrared systems in swimmer detection for maritime security

Keith Krapels, Ronald G. Driggers, Jose F. Garcia

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12296-12305
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Issue number19
StatePublished - Sep 17 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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