21 July 2000 Grenade-launched imaging projectile system (GLIMPS)
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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 (COTS) 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. The Phase I proof-of- concept design was demonstrated using a low-power CMOS camera. Demonstration results and Phase II progress are presented.
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Scott C. Nunan, Peter G. Coakley, Gregory A. Niederhaus, Cal Lum, "Grenade-launched imaging projectile system (GLIMPS)", Proc. SPIE 4040, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications II, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392569; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.392569


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