Human Infrastructure Detection and Exploitation (HIDE)

Report No. ARL-TR-5030
Authors: Raju Damarla, Barry O'Brien, Matthew Thielke, Gary Chatters, Jonathan Fine, Steve Vinci, Greg Samples, Richard Gregory, Jeff Houser, Alan Edelstein, Alex Chan, Greg Fischer, Patti Gillespie, and Micha
Date/Pages: November 2009; 56 pages
Abstract: In this effort, we investigate and demonstrate multimodal, low-cost sensing on a mobile platform for detecting the presence of manmade "infrastructure" such as machinery, electric currents, chemicals, hazardous materials, and computers in hidden and confined spaces such as tunnels, sewers, caves, bunkers, and buildings. We developed new and innovative algorithms to perform node-level sensor fusion and provide information to the individual Soldier, squad and above. The proposed Army Technology Objective (ATO), Human Infrastructure Detection and Exploitation (HIDE), will develop the algorithms and sensor fusion capabilities and will not be developing the sensors or the robotics. This will be applicable for both Force Protection and urban intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: November 1, 2009