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Title: Method and apparatus for detecting concealed weapons

Abstract

Apparatus for classifying a ferromagnetic object within a sensing area may include a magnetic field sensor that produces magnetic field data. A signal processing system operatively associated with the magnetic field sensor includes a neural network. The neural network compares the magnetic field data with magnetic field data produced by known ferromagnetic objects to make a probabilistic determination as to the classification of the ferromagnetic object within the sensing area. A user interface operatively associated with the signal processing system produces a user-discernable output indicative of the probabilistic determination of the classification of the ferromagnetic object within a sensing area.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175674
Patent Number(s):
7013245
Application Number:
10/778,790
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06K - RECOGNITION OF DATA
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Kotter, Dale K., and Fluck, Frederick D. Method and apparatus for detecting concealed weapons. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Kotter, Dale K., & Fluck, Frederick D. Method and apparatus for detecting concealed weapons. United States.
Kotter, Dale K., and Fluck, Frederick D. Tue . "Method and apparatus for detecting concealed weapons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175674.
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Detection and classification of concealed weapons using a magnetometer-based portal
conference, August 2002