An Innovative Method to Determine Multi-System Performance for the Detection of Clandestine TunnelsDecember 2012
Topics: Border Security, Law Enforcement, WMD Defense
The threat posed by underground clandestine tunnels has been a growing concern for law enforcement and national security. Cross-border tunnels have been used by smugglers with the intention of avoiding border security for trafficking people, drugs, firearms, and other illegal materials. The ability to detect these tunnels is vital to achieving effective border control. This paper describes the development of an innovative method to model and assess the performance of various sensor systems in the geological region of their intended use, and to determine the best sensing modalities and equipment to operate in that region.