19 May 2006 A high performance imagery system for unattended ground sensor tactical deployments
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Modern Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems require transmission of high quality imagery to a remote location while meeting severe operational constraints such as extended mission life using battery operation. This paper describes a robust imagery system that provides excellent performance for both long range and short range stand-off scenarios. The imaging devices include a joint EO and IR solution that features low power consumption, quick turn-on time, high resolution images, advanced AGC and exposure control algorithms, digital zoom, and compact packaging. Intelligent camera operation is provided by the System Controller, which allows fusion of multiple sensor inputs and intelligent target recognition. The System Controller's communications package is interoperable with all SEIWG-005 compliant sensors. Image transmission is provided via VHF, UHF, or SATCOM links. The system has undergone testing at Yuma Proving Ground and Ft. Huachuca, as well as extensive company testing. Results from these field tests are given.
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David C. Hartup, David C. Hartup, Kevin Bobier, Kevin Bobier, Brian A. Marks, Brian A. Marks, William J. Dirr, William J. Dirr, Richard Salisbury, Richard Salisbury, Alistair Brown, Alistair Brown, Bruce Cairnduff, Bruce Cairnduff, "A high performance imagery system for unattended ground sensor tactical deployments", Proc. SPIE 6231, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications VIII, 623117 (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668287; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.668287
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