20 May 2005 Disposable sensor system: a present-day truly low cost unattended ground sensor system
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This paper will review the work being performed at McQ on the development of a family of truly low cost unattended ground sensor systems using conventional technology and manufacturing techniques. The goal of this work is to produce tactically useable sensors that can be manufactured in large quantities (1-10M units/year) for $10 each. Secondary goals are small size (10-50 cm^3), lightweight (15-60gm), moderate lifetimes (48-72hrs) and moderate communications ranges (10-1000m). Our research indicates that sensors meeting these performance metrics can be manufactured today using conventional manufacturing techniques. The paper will review the basic system architecture proposed, projected sensor performance and projected manufacturing costs.
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Wade Calcutt, Wade Calcutt, Barry Jones, Barry Jones, John McQuiddy, John McQuiddy, "Disposable sensor system: a present-day truly low cost unattended ground sensor system", Proc. SPIE 5778, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IV, (20 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606016; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.606016
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