Survey on Contemporary Remote Surveillance Systems for Public Safety

Abstract This paper reviews concisely the historical development and current state of the three different generations of contemporary surveillance systems. Recently, in addition to the employment of the incessantly enlarging variety of sensors, the inclination has been to utilize more intelligence and situation awareness capabilities to assist the human surveillance personnel. The most recent generation [...]

War Texting: Weaponizing Machine 2 Machine

Abstract Devices have been attached to the telephone network for years. Typically, we think of these devices in terms of modems, faxes, or TTY systems. Now, there is a growing shift in the nature of the devices that are accessible over the telephone network. Today, A-GPS tracking devices, 3G Security Cameras, Urban Traffic Control systems, [...]

Critical Elements of Biological Sensor Technology for Deployment in an Environmental Network System

Abstract A key factor affected for the ability to protect against biological and chemical threats is the deployment of an automated sensor monitoring system for use in government and commercial applications. Currently available biosensors have several shortcomings that must be overcome: 1) they are slow to recognize the presence of a pathogen; 2) they are [...]