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The Euratom Safeguards Directorate has been using "front end" motion detection for more than three years under routine inspection conditions. This technique was introduced during 1986 in order to reduce the amount of unnecessary visual information recorded and to increase the amount of relevant visual information stored. In view of the large increase in the number of multi-camera systems and the consequent reviewing workload, the use of front end video motion detection will increase substantially. Reliability and real to false alarm ratios are discussed. Based on operating experience, functional and technical specifications for a new generation of front end video motion detector equipment are given. The question of benchmark tests for video motion detector systems is also addressed.

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Authors: OTTO P, CEC Luxembourg (LU);WAGNER H G, CEC Luxembourg (LU);SCHENKEL R, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Nuclear Materials Management Annual Symposium, Los Angeles (US), July 16-18, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35583 ORA
Record Number: 199011494 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en