16 April 2008 Integration of unattended ground sensors into the tactical radio communications architecture
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Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) have recently gained momentum in the military for applications such as force protection and perimeter surveillance. Many of these unattended ground sensors are deployed in theater today across multiple divisions of the military. In addition to UGS needs, there is a growing need for communication capabilities down to the individual soldier. The majority of UGS systems require specialized devices to monitor intrusion activities. This causes added burden to the soldiers who have to carry a multitude of equipment for a particular mission. To eliminate the need for a specialized device, some systems send sensor data to an Intelligence Operations Center. However, even though an extra device has been eliminated, there are concerns with delays and latency to disseminate sensor data down to the reactionary force as actionable reports. The RF Communications Division of Harris Corporation has developed a family of UGS equipment that provides seamless integration with currently fielded tactical communications architectures. This paper provides an overview of how this equipment eliminates the need of a separate monitoring device by providing direct actionable intelligence to a reactionary force to already fielded tactical radios as well as enhanced situational awareness up through the Tactical Radio Communications Architecture.
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Michael T. Cahill, Michael T. Cahill, Hironori M. Sasaki, Hironori M. Sasaki, "Integration of unattended ground sensors into the tactical radio communications architecture", Proc. SPIE 6963, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications X, 696305 (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777617; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.777617

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