Notes from the Editor (IEEE Supplement 2013)

Supplement: IEEE 2012 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Homeland Security Affairs is proud to publish the best papers from the IEEE 2012 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security. Download the full issue. The award for best conference paper overall went to “A Compressed Sensing Approach for Detection of Explosive Threats at Standoff

A Compressed Sensing Approach for Detection of Explosive Threats at Standoff Distances using a Passive Array of Scatterers

Supplement: IEEE 2012 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo, Yolanda Rodriguez-Vaqueiro, Carey M. Rappaport, Oscar Rubinos Lopez, and Antonio Garcia Pino ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper Overall This work presents a new radar system concept, working at millimeter wave frequencies, capable of detecting explosive related threats at standoff distances. The system consists of a

Return-Oriented Vulnerabilities in ARM Executables

Supplement: IEEE 2012 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Zi-Shun Huang and Ian G. Harris ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper, Cyber Security Return-oriented programming is a method of computer exploit technique which is growing in popularity among attackers because it enables the remote execution of arbitrary code without the need for code injection. Return-to-LibC (Ret2LibC) is the most common

Security and Performance Analysis of Passenger Screening for Mass-transit

Supplement: IEEE 2012 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Lance Fiondella, Swapna S. Gokhale, Nicholas Lownes, and Michael Accorsi ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper, Attack and Disaster Preparation, Recovery, and Response During the past decade, the international community has witnessed several attacks on forms of mass transportation such as train stations and subways. The Department of Homeland

Intelligent Radiation Sensor System (IRSS) Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD)

Supplement: IEEE 2012 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Daniel A. Cooper, Robert J. Ledoux, Krzysztof Kamieniecki, Stephen E. Korbly, Jeffrey Thompson, James Batcheler, Shirazul Chowdhury, Neil Roza, James Costales, and Vijaya Aiyawar ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper, Land and Maritime Border Security In response to the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) BAA 09-102 Passport

A Video-based Hyper-focal Imaging Method for Iris Recognition in the Visible Spectrum

Supplement: IEEE 2012 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Sriram P. Tankasala, Vikas Gottemukkula, Sashi Kanth Saripalle, Venkata Goutam Nalamati, Reza Derakhshani, Raghunandan Pasula, and Arun Ross ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper, Biometrics and Forensics We design and implement a hyper-focal imaging system for acquiring iris images in the visible spectrum. The proposed system uses a DSLR