19 May 2006 Air launch wireless sensor nodes (ALSN) for battle damage assessment (BDA)
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This paper summarizes the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) sponsored development and demonstration of an Air Launched Sensor Node (ALSN) system designed to fill DTRA's immediate need to support the Global Strike requirement of weapon-borne deliverable sensors for Battle Damage Assessment (BDA). Unattended ground sensors were integrated into a CBU-103 Tactical Munitions Dispenser (TMD), and flight test demonstrated with the 46th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, FL. The objectives of the ALSN program were to repackage an existing multi-sensor node system to conform to the payload envelope and deployment configuration design; to integrate this payload into the CBU-103 TMD; and to conduct a combined payload flight test demonstration. The final sensor node included multiple sensors a microphone, a geophone, and multiple directional Passive Infrared (PIR) detectors with processing electronics, a low power wireless communications 802.15.4 mesh network, GPS (Global Positioning System), and power integrated into a form-fit BLU-97 munitions deployable package. This paper will present and discuss the flight test, results, and ALSN performance.
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Jason M. Back, Jason M. Back, Steven D. Beck, Steven D. Beck, Mark A. Frank, Mark A. Frank, Eric Hoenes, Eric Hoenes, } "Air launch wireless sensor nodes (ALSN) for battle damage assessment (BDA)", Proc. SPIE 6231, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications VIII, 62311C (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665058; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.665058


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