Accession Number : ADD007647

Title :   Intruder Detector System Having Improved Uniformity of Detection Sensitivity.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Poirier,J Leon ; Rao,Kotcherlakota V N ; Poles,Livio D

Report Date : 23 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Uniform detection sensitivity along the periphery of an r.f. loop intruder detector system is realized by periodically electronically interchanging the input and termination ends of the system's leaky transmission line transmitting element. The intruder detector system comprises a length of leaky transmission line that encompasses the region to be protected, a receiving antenna within the protected region, an r.f. transmitter and a remotely located receiver and detector, R.F. energy is transmitted through the leaky transmission line and received by the receiving antenna and detector means to establish a normally quiescent field. Violation of the protected region by crossing the leaky transmission line disturbs the quiescent the field condition and the intrusion event and the location is signaled by the detector. The effects of attenuation along the leaky transmission line are obviated by periodically switching the transmitter to alternate leaky transmission line ends. Switching of the transmitters is accomplished by solid state, mechanical, r.f. and other switching means. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Intrusion detectors, Transmission lines, Coaxial cables, Radiofrequency, Loops, Receivers, Antennas, Transmitters, Switching, Intrusion detection, Sensitivity

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE