Maxwell Bottiger and Fiona Narayanan, engineers from the CCDC Chemical Biological Center who work on threat imaging dual-use aerosol monitoring systems, consult with their escort from the U.N. Military Armistice Commission. The system has the ability to detect chemical agents at a distance. (Photo by the author)
the Korean War, supervises the implementation of the Korean armistice agreement and serves as the higher headquarters of the security battalion at the Demilitarized Zone.
Navigating this maze of staff offices to install three cameras at the Demilitarized Zone was nearly as challenging as developing the camera system’s detection algorithms. As part of the USFK
staff, the FAST team had an optimal view of the path forward and could see the immediate need that had yet to be formal- ized in requirements circles. Within six months of initiation, the cameras were overlooking the fields of North Korea from a high perch along the Demilitarized Zone, providing U.S. Soldiers with enhanced security.