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20 May 2005 V-Sentinel: a novel framework for situational awareness and surveillance
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We describe a novel system called V-Sentinel (Virtual Sentinel) that offers a unique solution for situational awareness, assessment, and response support for security and military applications. Unlike traditional surveillance systems that display 2D videos or images on separate windows/screens, thereby providing no integration of information, no high-level scene comprehension, and no situational awareness, the V-Sentinel provides users a complete global view of entire surveillance scene including 3D geospatial models of the environment, aerial and terrestrial imagery, real-time videos, and dynamic sensor alarm/status designators - all on one screen, and from arbitrary viewpoints. This paper discusses the system design and integration of various capabilities to create a V-Sentinel system, and the results from our demonstrations and performance evaluations of the system to several government agencies and defense contractors for military and national security applications.
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Suya You and Ulrich Neumann "V-Sentinel: a novel framework for situational awareness and surveillance", Proc. SPIE 5778, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IV, (20 May 2005);

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