The State of Aerial Surveillance: A Survey
- Computer ScienceArXiv
This paper provides a comprehensive overview of human-centric aerial surveillance tasks from a computer vision and pattern recognition perspective and discusses unique challenges in performing these tasks in an aerial setting compared to a ground-based setting.
Challenges in Autonomous UAV Cinematography: An Overview
- Business2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
The outlined issues are partitioned into challenges deriving from ethical/legal/safety considerations and from operational/production requirements, and a brief survey of current technological solutions, including their limitations, is provided.
Persistent Object Search and Surveillance Control With Safety Certificates for Drone Networks Based on Control Barrier Functions
- Computer ScienceFrontiers in Robotics and AI
In this paper, we address a persistent object search and surveillance mission for drone networks equipped with onboard cameras, and present a safe control strategy based on control barrier functions…
Securing the Maritime Domain: U.S. and New Zealand in a Bordered Pacific
- HistoryNational Security Journal
Maritime security in the Pacific differs according to whose security is under threat and in what geographical location. Like the fluidity of the ocean, maritime security is dynamic involving multiple…
The DeLeaves: a UAV device for efficient tree canopy sampling
- Environmental Science
Tree canopy sampling is critical in many forestry-related applications, including ecophysiology, foliar nutrient diagnostics, remote sensing model development, genetic analysis, and biodiversity mo...
Productivity Dispersion and Persistence Among the World&Apos;S Most Numerous Firms
A vast firm productivity literature finds that otherwise similar firms differ widely in their productivity and that these differences persist through time, with important implications for the broader…
Technological Wonder and Strategic Vulnerability: Satellite Reconnaissance and American National Security during the Cold War
- Political Science
The pursuit of advanced technologies to expand national power is one of the defining aspects of the Cold War. Certainly, states throughout history have attempted to harness technological change to ...
National Institute of Justice
- LawThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology
A large and increasing number of prison inmates are sexual offenders. State prisons held 20,500 sex offenders in 1980, 63,600 in 1990, and 88,100 in 1994. They grew not only in number but also as a…
Cartographic intelligence: the atlas as access
- GeographyIntelligence and National Security
How much detail do we need to see? High and very high resolution photography, GAMBIT, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory
- Environmental Science
Abstract This article examines the requirements for high and very high resolution photography of the USSR and other denied areas during the Cold War. It discusses the partial success of GAMBIT-1 and…