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Vehicle Detection in Emplaced Sensor Fields

A User's Guide to a Simulation Model and a Track-Identification Algorithm

Published 1973

by Morton B. Berman


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Documentation and listing of two computer programs intended to provide the Air Force with means of exploring the effectiveness of various detection devices for purposes of interdicting vehicles. The analytical basis for the programs is given in R-1187, which should be used in conjunction with this report. Each program is separately documented, giving all the information needed to operate it. The simulation model simulates detection patterns of vehicles passing through fields of magnetic, acoustic, or seismic sensors, under varying vehicle flow and background (false alarm) conditions. It also provides inputs to the pattern recognition algorithm allowing precise verification of the pattern recognizers' detection ability. The algorithm also accepts real world data, and is adaptive in eliminating from consideration sensors that have provided incorrect information in the past. Together, the programs are a first step toward automating the process of evaluating the sensor information.

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