Open Area Concealed Weapon Detection System

P. Pati, P. Mather

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Concealed Weapon Detection (CWD) has become a significant challenge to present day security needs; individuals carrying weapons into airplanes, schools, and secured establishments are threat to public security. Although controlled screening, of people for concealed weapons, has been employed in many establishments, procedures and equipment are designed to work in restricted environments like airport passport control, military checkpoints, hospitals, school and university entrance. Furthermore, screening systems do not effectively decipher between threat and non-threat metal objects, thus leading to high rate of false alarms which can become a liability to daily operational needs of establishments. Therefore, the design and development of a new CWD system to operate in a large open area environment with large numbers of people reduced incidences of false alarms and increased location accuracy is essential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVI
EditorsRussell S. Harmon, John H. Holloway Jr., J. Thomas Broach
Place of PublicationWashington
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780819485915, 0819485918
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2011
EventSPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing - Orlando, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 201129 Apr 2011
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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