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Monday, 07 January, 2019

Bury Part of the Wall

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Bury Part of the Wall

ATSC’s iFIDS is part of the intelligent solution at the border!


McLean, VA, 1/07/2019 – Dan Goure, Ph.D., calls out an Intelligent Fiber-Optic Detection System (iFIDS) in his article as part of the solution for border security. This system uses paired fiber optic cables up to 40 kilometers in length buried up to one meter below ground. One cable transmits energy while the second receives a return signal. iFIDS can detect, localize and identify multiple intrusions simultaneously, whether low flying aircraft, people on foot or vehicles of different sizes. The system also employs intelligent learning algorithms to continually improve the system’s accuracy and reduce false alarms.


The ATSC iFIDS intelligent solution is a COTS, field proven, turnkey, approach to ensuring complete operational control of distributed assets using buried fiber-optic cable. As a standalone solution, or integrated into a system-of-systems. iFIDS is capable of identifying and alerting operations of foot traffic, vehicle traffic, digging/tunneling, pack animals and gunfire. iFIDS uses the system's machine learning capability to identify and catalog new threats for the future inclusion on the alert screen. This system can be coupled with slew to cue EO/IR cameras, radars, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to verify and further track the potential threat. This 24/7 discrete approach to early threat identification reduces the requirement to constantly have "boots on the ground", informing and improving the operator Data-to-Decision making process.


Dan Goure, Ph.D., is a vice president at the public-policy research think tank Lexington Institute. Goure has a background in the public sector and U.S. federal government, most recently serving as a member of the 2001 Department of Defense Transition Team. You can follow him on Twitter at @dgoure and the Lexington Institute @LexNextDC. 

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