7 August 2002 Multimission unattended ground sensor
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Abstract
Technological advances in a number of fields have allowed SenTech to develop a highly capable Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) able to perform a number of critical missions such as ground and air vehicle surveillance, personnel detection and tracking and sniper localization. These sensors have also been combined with electro-optic sensors to provide target images and improved tracking accuracy. Processing is done in a highly integrated processing module developed under DARPA's IUGS program. Acoustic sensors have been engineered to achieve a three-pound unit with a 15 day field life and long range VHF communications. These sensors will be delivered in early 2002 for testing during field exercises. Extensive testing of the algorithms and software has been conducted over the last few years at a variety of government-sponsored tests and demonstrations. A Gateway unit has been developed which can manage the operation of an eight-sensor field and perform two-dimensional sensor fusion.
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Gervasio Prado, Gervasio Prado, George P. Succi, George P. Succi, James Fitzgerald, James Fitzgerald, Daniel Clapp, Daniel Clapp, Robert Gampert, Robert Gampert, Philip O. Martel, Philip O. Martel, "Multimission unattended ground sensor", Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.448384; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.448384
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