Development of a remote vital signs sensor

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This paper describes the work at Sandia National Laboratories to develop sensors that remotely detect unique life-form characteristics, such as breathing patterns or heartbeat patterns. This paper will address the Technical Support Working Group`s (TSWG) objective: to develop a remote vital signs detector which can be used to assess someone`s malevolent intent. The basic concept of operations for the projects, system development issues, and the preliminary results for a radar device currently in-house and the implications for implementation are described. A survey that identified the in-house technology currently being evaluated is reviewed, as well as ideas for other potential technologies ... continued below

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Ladd, M. D.; Pacheco, M. S. & Rivas, R. R. June 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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This paper describes the work at Sandia National Laboratories to develop sensors that remotely detect unique life-form characteristics, such as breathing patterns or heartbeat patterns. This paper will address the Technical Support Working Group`s (TSWG) objective: to develop a remote vital signs detector which can be used to assess someone`s malevolent intent. The basic concept of operations for the projects, system development issues, and the preliminary results for a radar device currently in-house and the implications for implementation are described. A survey that identified the in-house technology currently being evaluated is reviewed, as well as ideas for other potential technologies to explore. A radar unit for breathing and heartbeat detection is being tested, and the applicability of infrared technology is being explored. The desire for rapid prototyping is driving the need for off-the-shelf technology. As a conclusion, current status and future directions of the effort are reviewed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97007423

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  • 13. ADPA/NSIA annual security technology symposium, Virginia Beach, VA (United States), 9-12 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97007423
  • Report No.: SAND--97-1239C
  • Report No.: CONF-9706109--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 485970
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685892

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Ladd, M. D.; Pacheco, M. S. & Rivas, R. R. Development of a remote vital signs sensor, article, June 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc685892/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.