Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Sensor systems with volumetric coverage of large areas are in high demand for general infrastructure protection. This paper describes a radio frequency communication system that allows for real-time evaluation of changes to established field patterns for the purpose of locating and tracking unwanted intruders. It is based on high confidence probabilistic algorithms and protocols that sample the environment every second. The protocols are implemented in firmware making the system capable of detecting disturbances in real-time. During a field test, system calibration and sensor performance were recorded, mapped, and displayed in a control room.