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An Optoelectronic Profiling and Ranging Sensor for Monitoring of Perimeters

Mahapatra, Essa and Sathishkumar, P and Jayanth, GR (2015) An Optoelectronic Profiling and Ranging Sensor for Monitoring of Perimeters. In: IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 15 (7). pp. 3692-3698.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/JSEN.2015.2396634


Electronic monitoring of perimeters plays vital roles in homeland security, management of traffic and of humanwildlife conflict. This paper reports the design and development of an optical beam-interruption-based ranging and profiling sensor for monitoring perimeters. The developed sensor system can determine the distance of the object from the sensing units and its temporal height profile as the object crosses the system. Together, these quantities can also be used to classify the object and to determine its speed. The sensor is designed, fabricated, and evaluated. The design enables compact construction, high sensitivity, and low measurement crosstalk. The evaluation demonstrates accuracy better than 98.5% in the determination of height and over 94% in determination of the distance of an object from the sensing units. Finally, a strategy is proposed to classify the objects based on the obtained height profiles. The strategy is demonstrated to correctly classify the objects despite differences in their speed and the location at which they cross the system.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
Keywords: Profiling and ranging sensor; perimeter monitoring; optical beam interruption; object classification
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 04:05
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 04:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51626

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