Tracking and imaging humans on heterogeneous infrared sensor array for tactical applications

Steven D. Feller, Evan Cull, David Kowalski, Kyle Farlow, John Burchett, Jim Adleman, Charles Lin, David J. Brady

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We recently implemented a heterogeneous network of infrared motion detectors and an infrared camera for the detection, localization, tracking, and identification of human targets. The network integrates dense deployments of low cost motion sensors for target tracking with sparse deployments of image sensors for target registration. Such networks can be used in tactical applications for local and distributed perimeter and site security. Rapid deployments for crisis management may be of particular interest. This paper focuses particularly on the need for applications that deal with relatively dense and complex source fields such as crowds move through sensor spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-175
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Distributed Sensing
  • Human Target Tracking
  • Sensor Network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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