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  NCJ Number: NCJ 228898     Find in a Library
  Title: Through-Wall Surveillance for Locating Individuals Within Buildings: Final Scientific and Technical Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Ivan Cowie
  Corporate Author: Time Domain Corporation
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/2008
  Page Count: 17
  Annotation: This report presents data on a acoustic-sonar based motion sensor.
  Abstract: Law Enforcement personnel need a portable device that is able to sense individuals moving within buildings. Existing Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Radio-Wave radar technology cannot penetrate solid metal walls. Therefore, continuing the work from the study of sound through walls, Time Domain Corporation (TDC) developed an acoustic-sonar based motion sensor platform, which is able to sense motion of individuals through walls, including those made of metal. Adding TDC’s previously developed UWB mono-static motion-sensing radar, which is based on TDC’s existing radio hardware/software P210 device, enhanced this platform by being able to work through otherwise acoustically dead, non-metallic walls. The fusion of these two technologies provides sensing coverage that was previously unavailable than from either one alone. As a result of the new fused system, it should be possible to detect individuals in hiding behind walls or in shipping containers lessening the exposure of Law Enforcement personnel to danger. 9 figures, appendix, and 1 reference (Author Abstract)
  Main Term(s): Police equipment
  Index Term(s): Police safety ; Technology transfer ; Specifications ; Science and Technology ; Moving radar ; Building searches ; NIJ final report
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2006-IJ-CX-K026
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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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