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Design Considerations for Intrusion Detection Wide Area Surveillance Radars for Perimeters and Borders

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Walker Butler ; 8900 E. Chaparral Rd., Ste 1000, Scottsdale Arizona 85250; 480-483-1997;

Radars operate at their best with long line of sight and clear environmental conditions. Superior security radars excel when the environmental conditions are less than perfect and the terrain is challenging. If careful consideration is given to the design of a physical security system taking into account the threat, environment, and overall system performance requirement, it is evident that ground surveillance radars provide superior performance and value over other perimeter sensors, and FMCW radars are superior to pulse Doppler radars for this application.

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Technologies for Homeland Security, 2008 IEEE Conference on

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12-13 May 2008