7 March 1994 Engineering issues for hand-held sensing devices, with examples
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Proceedings Volume 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need; (1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170645
Event: Coupling Technology to National Need, 1993, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Abstract
It is now U.S. defense policy that there will be no new platform starts. The emphasis for platforms will be on O&M cost reduction, life-extension improvements, and force-multiplier- device upgrades. There is also an increasing emphasis on hand-held force-multiplier devices for individuals, which is the focus of this paper. Engineering issues include operations analysis, weight, cube, cost, prime power, ease of use, data storage, reliability, fault tolerance, data communications and human factors. Two examples of hand-held devices are given. Applications include USMC, Army, SOCOM, DEA, FBI, SS, Border Patrol and others. Barriers to adoption of such technology are also discussed.
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David A. Freiwald, Joyce Freiwald, "Engineering issues for hand-held sensing devices, with examples", Proc. SPIE 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need, (7 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170645; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.170645
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