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Title: Apparatus and method for detecting tampering in flexible structures

Abstract

A system for monitoring or detecting tampering in a flexible structure includes taking electrical measurements on a sensing cable coupled to the structure, performing spectral analysis on the measured data, and comparing the spectral characteristics of the event to those of known benign and/or known suspicious events. A threshold or trigger value may used to identify an event of interest and initiate data collection. Alternatively, the system may be triggered at preset intervals, triggered manually, or triggered by a signal from another sensing device such as a motion detector. The system may be used to monitor electrical cables and conduits, hoses and flexible ducts, fences and other perimeter control devices, structural cables, flexible fabrics, and other flexible structures.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015406
Patent Number(s):
7,881,882
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/526,970
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Maxey, Lonnie C, and Haynes, Howard D. Apparatus and method for detecting tampering in flexible structures. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Maxey, Lonnie C, & Haynes, Howard D. Apparatus and method for detecting tampering in flexible structures. United States.
Maxey, Lonnie C, and Haynes, Howard D. Tue . "Apparatus and method for detecting tampering in flexible structures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015406.
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author = {Maxey, Lonnie C and Haynes, Howard D},
abstractNote = {A system for monitoring or detecting tampering in a flexible structure includes taking electrical measurements on a sensing cable coupled to the structure, performing spectral analysis on the measured data, and comparing the spectral characteristics of the event to those of known benign and/or known suspicious events. A threshold or trigger value may used to identify an event of interest and initiate data collection. Alternatively, the system may be triggered at preset intervals, triggered manually, or triggered by a signal from another sensing device such as a motion detector. The system may be used to monitor electrical cables and conduits, hoses and flexible ducts, fences and other perimeter control devices, structural cables, flexible fabrics, and other flexible structures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2011},
month = {Tue Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2011}
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