27 September 2001 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 incorporates an attachment mechanism, a shock mitigation system, a power source, and a video-bandwidth transmitter. Impact and launch 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. Test results and development issues are presented.
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Scott C. Nunan, Peter G. Coakley, Gregory A. Niederhaus, Chris Lum, "Grenade-launched imaging projectile system (GLIMPS)", Proc. SPIE 4393, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications III, (27 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441271; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.441271
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Sensors

Imaging systems

Laser engraving

Cameras

Transmitters

Electronics

Unattended ground sensors

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