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Utilizing infrared technology to prevent terrorist attacks

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2 Author(s)
Nguyen, T. ; Comput. Sci., Wentworth Inst. of Technol., Boston, MA, USA ; Deligiannidis, L.

We present our investigation that could increase the safety of infrastructures by preventing biological and chemical attacks from terrorists. We surveyed the buildings of our campus using infrared (IR) technology then assessed for faults and cavities. These energy leaks can be used as prime points in which terrorists inject the lethal chemicals into the buildings. Also if a terrorist is biologically raiding an area and using IR technology, they will have the knowledge of which buildings are vulnerable to the attacks. By sealing these faults and cavities, buildings with highly sensitive data and/or government personal will have a layer of protection around them. Integration with Google Earth has made it easier to view buildings and switch seamlessly between regular buildings and their IR counterparts. Using Google Earth as our main visualization platform allowed us to easily analyze in 3D the entire campus giving us a better perspective of the buildings and their faults compared to looking at flat two-dimensional images.

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Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), 2011 IEEE International Conference on

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10-12 July 2011