7 May 2010 Affordable next-generation UGS development and testing
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Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) are valuable tools for the U.S. military and border patrol, however, their utility is often limited due to their cost, size, and weight. Recently specific advances in micro power electronics, transducers, packaging, and signal processing techniques have enabled the development of a small, lightweight, and affordable UGS. Originally intended for small unit clearing/monitoring operations, a sensor has evolved to achieve detection performance comparable to state-of-the-art UGS. To meet a broader mission capability, battery life and detection capabilities have been extended and affordable networked cameras and repeaters have been developed. This paper will provide an overview of the key enabling technologies for affordable UGS, provide an overview and enhancements of this affordable UGS system, and review results of system testing.
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Mark Winston, Mark Winston, David Egerton, David Egerton, John McQuiddy, John McQuiddy, Barry Jones, Barry Jones, } "Affordable next-generation UGS development and testing", Proc. SPIE 7693, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XII, 76931O (7 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849063; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.849063
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