Millimetre-wave personnel scanners for automated weapon detection

Beatriz Grafulla-González, Christopher D. Haworth, Andrew R. Harvey, Katia Lebart, Yvan R. Petillot, Yves De Saint-Pern, Mathilde Tomsin, Emanuele Trucco

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The ATRIUM project aims to the automatic detection of threats hidden under clothes using millimetre-wave imaging. We describe a simulator of realistic millimetre-wave images and a system for detecting metallic weapons automatically. The latter employs two stages, detection and tracking. We present a detector for metallic objects based on mixture models, and a target tracker based on particle filtering. We show convincing, simulated millimetre-wave images of the human body with and without hidden threats, including a comparison with real images, and very good detection and tracking performance with eight real sequences. (International Workshop on Pattern Recognition for Crime Prevention, Security and Surveillance) © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPattern Recognition and Image Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition, ICAPR 2005, Bath, UK, August 22-25, 2005, Proceedings, Part II
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-31999-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventThird International Conference on Advances in Patten Recognition - Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Aug 200525 Aug 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceThird International Conference on Advances in Patten Recognition
Abbreviated titleICAPR 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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