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UNDER VEHICLE INSPECTION WITH 3D Safety and Security for Check-Point and Gate-Entry Inspections

Summary: Chapter 11
Safety and Security for Check-Point and Gate-Entry Inspections
S. R. Sukumar, D. L. Page, A. F. Koschan, and M. A. Abidi
Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, TN 37996-2100, USA, {ssrangan,dpage,akoschan,abidi}@utk.edu
Abstract: This research is motivated towards the deployment of intelligent robots for
under vehicle inspection at check-points, gate-entry terminals and parking lots.
Using multi-modality measurements of temperature, range, color, radioactivity
and with future potential for chemical and biological sensors, our approach is
based on a modular robotic "sensor brick" architecture that integrates multi-
sensor data into scene intelligence in 3D virtual reality environments. The
remote 3D scene visualization capability reduces the risk on close-range
inspection personnel, transforming the inspection task into an unmanned
robotic mission. Our goal in this chapter is to focus on the 3D range "sensor
brick" as a vital component in this multi-sensor robotics framework and
demonstrate the potential of automatic threat detection using the geometric
information from the 3D sensors. With the 3D data alone, we propose two
different approaches for the detection of anomalous objects as potential


Source: Abidi, Mongi A. - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences