Counter IED Techniques – Change Detection

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IED Change Detection is being developed by the US Army Communications – Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), to detect IEDs along travel routes using high resolution aerial/overhead imagery. It uses day and night sights and is currently mounted on manned and unmanned aviation systems. The data is sent to a Change Detection Work Station, where a warfighter views day-to-day thermal or TV imagery that is collected by the airborne asset. This system helps an operator to identify and locate “new” environmental changes on a route which could indicate the presence of IEDs or landmines.