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Author Thompson, R.J.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1995
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Military equipment ♦ Surveillance ♦ Pulp manufacturing ♦ Forward contracts ♦ Research and development ♦ Lighting ♦ Manufacturing processes ♦ Photography ♦ Costs ♦ Europe
Abstract The continued loss of lucrative military contracts has caused western manufacturers of night-vision components and systems to review their marketing strategy. But the product range remains essentially unaltered and, as the equipment was originally designed for a military role, it can be unsuited to police use. The paper outlines the present state of low-light surveillance imaging and notes that although development work on image-intensifiers still continues, this work is likely to contract with the reduction in military sponsorship. It reports the use of Russian night-vision equipment by the criminal, the effect of this on police operations, and proposes a way forward for future research and development.
Description Author affiliation: Police Sci. Dev. Branch, Home Office, St. Albans, UK (Thompson, R.J.)
ISBN 078032627X
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1995-10-18
Publisher Place UK
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 261.34 kB
Page Count 3
Starting Page 144
Ending Page 146


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library