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Imaging Vision for the Global Anti-Terror Campaign: The Capabilities, Possibilities and Limits

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Roundtable

IMAGING & VISION FOR THE GLOBAL ANTI-TERROR CAMPAIGN:
THE CAPABILITIES, POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITS

By B. Mazor

November 2001

In the immediate wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and with an international campaign combining a military response with intelligence-gathering, stepped up law enforcement and security efforts, global attention has immediately turned again to the potential for imaging and vision to play key roles.

Technologies involved are as diverse as satellite and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle imaging and the automatic exploitation of that imagery; face recognition and other biometric solutions for secured access or criminal identification; and detection systems that can inspect envelopes, packages, and more. Since there is a tendency in the general media both to understate and overstate imaging's capability and potential role in crises like this, it is certainly timely from an industry perspective to take this "situation reality check" with leading professionals from a variety of imaging arenas affected.

The Participants:

Rolf J. Ahlers• Rolf J. Ahlers
is CEO of ASG Luftfahrttechnik und Sensorik GmbH, Weinheim, Germany.



www.asg-weinheim.de


• Joseph J. AtickJoseph J. Atick
Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of Visionics Corporation, Jersey City, NJ.

www.visionics.com



•Lowell J. BurnettLowell J. Burnett
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