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SUMIRAD – a near real-time MMW radiometer imaging system for threat detection in an urban environment

Dill, Stephan and Peichl, Markus and Rudolf, Daniel (2012) SUMIRAD – a near real-time MMW radiometer imaging system for threat detection in an urban environment. In: Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8544, 8544. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). SPIE Europe Security and Defence, 2012-09-24 - 2012-09-27, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. doi: 10.1117/12.974858. ISBN 9780819492852.

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The armed forces are nowadays confronted with a wide variety of types of operations. During peace keeping missions in an urban environment, where small units patrol the streets with armored vehicles, the team leader is confronted with a very complex threat situation. The asymmetric imminence arises in most cases from so called IEDs (Improvised explosive devices) which are found in a multitude of versions. In order to avoid risky situations the early detection of possible threats due to advanced reconnaissance and surveillance sensors will provide an important advantage. A European consortium consisting of GMV S.A. (Spain, “Grupo Tecnològico e Industrial”), RMA (Belgium, “Royal Military Academy”), TUM (“Technische Universität München”) and DLR (Germany, “Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt”) developed in the SUM project (Surveillance in an urban environment using mobile sensors) a low-cost multi-sensor vehicle based surveillance system in order to enhance situational awareness for moving security and military patrols as well as for static checkpoints. The project was funded by the European Defense Agency (EDA) in the Joint Investment Program on Force Protection (JIP-FP). The SUMIRAD (SUM imaging radiometer) system, developed by DLR, is a fast radiometric imager and part of the SUM sensor suite. This paper will present the principle of the SUMIRAD system and its key components. Furthermore the image processing will be described. Imaging results from several measurement campaigns will be presented. The overall SUM system and the individual subsystems are presented in more detail in separate papers during this conference.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/78678/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:SUMIRAD – a near real-time MMW radiometer imaging system for threat detection in an urban environment
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:26 September 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8544
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Series Name:Millimetre Wave ans Terahertz Sensors and Technology V
Keywords:SUM, SUMIRAD, threat detection, microwave radiometry, real-time imaging, multi-sensor, data fusion, urban environment
Event Title:SPIE Europe Security and Defence
Event Location:Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2012-09-24 - 2012-09-27
Organizer:Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Sicherheitsrelevante Erdbeobachtung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Reconnaissance and Security
Deposited By: Dill, Stephan
Deposited On:21 Nov 2012 09:21
Last Modified:25 Jul 2023 10:13

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