Gamma-Insensitive Fast Neutron Detector with Spectral Source Identification Potential

Supplement: Best Papers from the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security Rico Chandra, Giovanna Davatz, Alexander Howard, and Ulisse Gendotti ABSTRACT: Calculations are presented to support the claim that fast neutron detection systems can achieve higher performance in detecting weak neutron sources than conventional thermal neutron detection systems involving moderators. Minimum Detectable Limits (MDL)

Using Public Network Infrastructures for UAV Remote Sensing in Civilian Security Operations

Supplement: Best Papers from the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security Kai Daniel and Christian Wietfeld ABSTRACT: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) enable the in-depth reconnaissance and surveillance of major incidents. Uncontrolled emissions of liquid or gaseous contaminants in cases of volcanic eruptions, large fires, industrial incidents or terrorist attacks can be analyzed by utilizing

Intelligent Recognition of Acoustic and Vibration Threats for Security Breach Detection, Close Proximity Danger Identification, and Perimeter Protection

Supplement: Best Papers from the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security Alireza A. Dibazar, Ali Yousefi, Hyung O. Park, Bing Lu, Sageev George, and Theodore W. Berger ABSTRACT: The protection of perimeters in national, agricultural, airport, prison, and military sites, and residential areas against dangerous approaching human and vehicles when using human agents to

Augmenting the DGPS Broadcast with Emergency Information

Supplement: Best Papers from the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security Richard J. Hartnett, Peter F. Swaszek, Keith C. Gross, and Meredith Allen ABSTRACT: Differential GPS, or DGPS, is a medium frequency radio system that is used worldwide for the broadcast of differential corrections to users to improve the accuracy and integrity of the

Policy, Practice, and the Search for Alpha

Supplement: Best Papers from the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security Robert Josefek ABSTRACT: Innovations in science and technology can enable policy options that were not previously available and policy goals can drive scientists and technologists to find ways to reach heretofore-unobtainable objectives. To work well, these diverse worlds need to work together. It

Prototyping Fusion Center Information Sharing:Implementing Policy Reasoning Over Cross-Jurisdictional Data Transactions Occurring in a Decentralized Environment

Supplement: Best Papers from the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security K Krasnow Waterman and Samuel Wang ABSTRACT: In 2004, the White House and then Congress determined there should be an “Information Sharing Environment” that facilitates the flow of critical information for counterterrorism, related law enforcement, and disaster management activities. That work has been