Anomalous Vehicle Detection System and Method
The need to detect and isolate a suspicious vehicle before it has the opportunity to cause harm to personnel and equipment is increasing. This is at military, border, many building and parking garage entrances.
This invention is called an Anomalous Vehicle Detector (AVD). Vehicles loaded with explosives are a common method of terrorism. This invention in designed to measure multiple physical parameters of a vehicle (such as: Infrared and imaging /sensor, speed sensor, profile detector, weight sensor, magnetic sensor, electromagnetic signature sensor, electromagnetic interference sensor, Radar, Chemical sensor, and acoustic sensor), and, through an algorithm and library of previously measured vehicle parameters, to determine if a vehicle has a cargo that is a potential threat such as a car bomb. The invention is a screening system that can be placed at the entrance to a high value target like a tunnel or access road to a bridge or government building. The system could identify vehicles that should be examined more closely for potential explosives. This is fast and non-intrusive vehicle screening system will reduce traffic jambs near high value targets. The AVD can be placed at tool booths or other places in a vehicle traffic pattern where a vehicle has to slow down or stop.
Patent Status: U.S. patents pending.
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