IS3 is an integrated multi-sensor system whose main requirements are:
- The detection, tracking and identification of individuals and vehicles, before, during and eventually after the trespassing of land borders between border crossing points.
- The detection, tracking and identification of individuals and vehicles, during the approach and arrival to security perimeter fences, walls or protection zones of critical infrastructure installations.
- To maintain a high probability of detection for demanding targets, such as crawling individuals or low-profile vehicles, while keeping an overall low false alarm rate.
- The knowledge-aided classification of the intrusions to provide automatic threat level assessment.
- The use of external sources of knowledge across all the levels of the system (geographic information, historic intrusion data): knowledge-aided sensor signal processing and knowledge-aided data fusion.
- To provide outstanding performance regardless of the characteristics of a specific deployment scenario: i.e. landscape (plain, rough, presence of rivers, bays or lakes) or vegetation (light, dense foliage), and for all-weather conditions (fog, snow, rain…).
- 24/7 operation (constant performance level during day and night).
- Based on the suitable combination of state-of-the-art heterogeneous sensor technologies with advanced sensor signal processing algorithms and data fusion techniques.
- To make possible an integrated surveillance management through the use of autonomous, remote and network enabled platforms/installations.
- Designed to improve the efficiency of its end users (Border Guards/CIP Security Services/Public Law Enforcement Services).
- Automatic operation suitable for non-trained operators.
- Cost effective both for large and small scale deployments.
- Reliable even in extreme environmental conditions.
The high resolution radar and the optronic (IIR+CCD) platform are integrated into a single package. The optronic has its own pan and tilt platform. Both the radar and the optronic platform are remotely controlled by the command and control suite through a communications link.
Networks of Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) are deployed in areas where the coverage by the radar and the optronic is not possible. Typically a forest or areas with lack of surveillance coverage. UGS networks are nodded at the radar and optronic platform where its information and control is relayed towards the command and control suite.
An ISSS deployment is composed of a radar unit, an optronic platform and a UGS network controlled by a command and control suite. Other configurations are possible with multiple sensor nodes combined with different UGS networks.