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Downsizing of an integrated tracking unit for multiple applications
Author(s): William J. Steinway; James E. Thomas; Michael J. Nicoloff; Mark D. Patz
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the specifications and capabilities of the integrated tracking unit (ITU) and its multiple applications are presented. The original ITU was developed by Coleman Research Corporation (CRC) for several federal law enforcement agencies over a four-year period and it has been used for friendly and unfriendly vehicle and person position tracking. The ITU has been down-sized to reduce its physical size, weight, and power requirements with respect to the first generation unit. The ITU consists of a global positioning system (GPS) receiver for precise position location and a cellular phone to transmit voice and data to a PC base station with a modem interface. This paper describes the down-sizing of the unit introduced in CRC's 'An Integrated Tracking Unit for Multiple Applications' paper presented at the 1995 Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center's symposium in Nashua, NH. This paper provides a description of the ITU and tested applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2938, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Systems for Law Enforcement, (18 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266736
Show Author Affiliations
William J. Steinway, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
James E. Thomas, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Michael J. Nicoloff, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Mark D. Patz, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2938:
Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Systems for Law Enforcement
Edward M. Carapezza; Donald Spector, Editor(s)

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