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Title: Smart container UWB sensor system for situational awareness of intrusion alarms

Abstract

An in-container monitoring sensor system is based on an UWB radar intrusion detector positioned in a container and having a range gate set to the farthest wall of the container from the detector. Multipath reflections within the container make every point on or in the container appear to be at the range gate, allowing intrusion detection anywhere in the container. The system also includes other sensors to provide false alarm discrimination, and may include other sensors to monitor other parameters, e.g. radiation. The sensor system also includes a control subsystem for controlling system operation. Communications and information extraction capability may also be included. A method of detecting intrusion into a container uses UWB radar, and may also include false alarm discrimination. A secure container has an UWB based monitoring system

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1084210
Patent Number(s):
8461989
Application Number:
12/580,379
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01S - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
G - PHYSICS G08 - SIGNALLING G08B - SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Romero, Carlos E., Haugen, Peter C., Zumstein, James M., Leach, Jr., Richard R., and Vigars, Mark L. Smart container UWB sensor system for situational awareness of intrusion alarms. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Romero, Carlos E., Haugen, Peter C., Zumstein, James M., Leach, Jr., Richard R., & Vigars, Mark L. Smart container UWB sensor system for situational awareness of intrusion alarms. United States.
Romero, Carlos E., Haugen, Peter C., Zumstein, James M., Leach, Jr., Richard R., and Vigars, Mark L. Tue . "Smart container UWB sensor system for situational awareness of intrusion alarms". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1084210.
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abstractNote = {An in-container monitoring sensor system is based on an UWB radar intrusion detector positioned in a container and having a range gate set to the farthest wall of the container from the detector. Multipath reflections within the container make every point on or in the container appear to be at the range gate, allowing intrusion detection anywhere in the container. The system also includes other sensors to provide false alarm discrimination, and may include other sensors to monitor other parameters, e.g. radiation. The sensor system also includes a control subsystem for controlling system operation. Communications and information extraction capability may also be included. A method of detecting intrusion into a container uses UWB radar, and may also include false alarm discrimination. A secure container has an UWB based monitoring system},
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conference, May 2005


Intruder detection and tracking using UWB technology
conference, August 2004