30 July 1999 Grenade launched imaging projectile system (GLIMPS)
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Abstract
A system has been developed for delivering and attaching a sensor payload to a target using a standard 40-mm grenade launcher. The projectile flight characteristics are similar to existing 40-mm rounds, with a useful range of up to 300 m. The projectile incorporates an attachment mechanism, a shock mitigation system, a power source, and a transmitter that allows sensor data to be transmitted to a receiver at up to 1/4 mile range. Impact g-loads have been limited to less than 10,000 g's, enabling sensor payloads to be assembled using Commercial Off-The-Shelf components. The GLIMPS projectile is intended to be a general purpose delivery system for a variety of sensor payloads under the Unattended Ground Sensors program, with Phase I proof-of- concept being demonstrated using a low-power CMOS camera.
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Scott C. Nunan, Peter G. Coakley, Gregory A. Niederhaus, Charles E. Mallon, Edward Vasel, Raymond Denson, Steve Lutjens, Norbert C. Wild, John Wondra, "Grenade launched imaging projectile system (GLIMPS)", Proc. SPIE 3713, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, (30 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357127; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.357127
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