CogDisSen: Cognitive Distributed Sensing for IED detection
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AbstractRecent and ongoing conflicts have conclusively demonstrated that Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices are highly effective, yet low-cost weapons deployed routinely by asymmetric threats, and that this threat is here to stay. While numerous specific detection technologies and sensors each focusing with some success on a particular aspect of the IED, the IED challenge is still here. It has become increasingly clear that 1) there is no silver bullet, and 2) the adversary is adaptive, constantly adjusting its approach to counter measures brought to bear, and 3) a comprehensive solution must be multimodal, persistent, distributed, and adaptive /cognitive itself. To help address the persistent threat of RCIEDs, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes CogDisSen: a cognitive, distributed multi-modal sensor architecture incorporating state of the art heterogeneous sensing, multi-sensor processing and efficient networking for IED detection and localization. BENEFIT: The proposed work directly addresses a critical need of the Warfighter: protection against one of the most effective threats it faces. Commercial applications include security applications in Iraq, and other areas of the Middle East, and event security in the homeland.
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