Transportation Security: Applying Military Situational Awareness System Technology to Transportation Applications

This chapter on military situational awareness systems technology is from a textbook that presents an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of global preparedness from a transportation perspective. The author first describes situational awareness (SA), a concept concerned with the movement of people, goods, and information by means of air, sea, and land. The chapter then covers integrated SA, including the information challenge, situational awareness and decision support, visualization and display tools, access control systems, video camera systems, predictive analysis tools, information sharing, sealable and flexible architecture, and the use of SA systems to manage incidents; the use of communications network management for transportation security, including network operations centers (NOC); and data fusion and data correlation techniques that can be used for transportation security SA systems. The author contends that SA systems have matured in the military and may be easily adapted to peaceful uses. Event detection can be performed by different types of sensors, including SafeGuard, which is an event-driven system built on an XML-based messaging platform for use in transportation security. The Data Correlation Engine component monitors messages transmitted throughout the enterprise, reads the data values from the messages, and generates events when the threshold conditions are met. The author notes that the visual capabilities and applications include in SA systems can provide 2D and 3D mapping, video ingest and display, real-time charging, sequence of events logging and display, and Web-based display. These systems are also able to interface and interoperate with a variety of existing or third-party products already in operation.

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  • Authors:
    • Pepper, William S
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 225-265
  • Monograph Title: Transportation Security

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  • Accession Number: 01147251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780750685498
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2009 10:16AM