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Miniaturized unattended ground sensor
Author(s): Stephen G. Kaiser; Mark D. Hischke; Paul R:Dr. Neiswander; Shannon Nelson; Stuart Collar; Dana Bourbonnais; Laura Gardner; Elaine McKinney; Jerome Kolarczyk
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Paper Abstract

Unattended ground sensors (UGS) provide surveillance, intelligence, and monitoring of areas not suitable for continuous human presence. Current state-of-the-art UGS are larger and heavier than desired and usually are limited to one or two types of sensors. Northrop Grumman is developing the next generation UGS which is called the Miniaturized Unattended Ground Sensor (Mini-UGS). The Mini-UGS will employ a modular concept which allows the UGS to be reconfigured as mission requirements change. Multiple types of sensors and/or radios can be interchangeable on the Mini- UGS. In order to make the Mini-UGS a reality, several critical technologies such as low power processor architectures, rugged communication bus, and packaging hardening techniques are under development. This paper presents the Mini-UGS concept and the critical technologies of which it is composed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3713, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, (30 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357136
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen G. Kaiser, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Mark D. Hischke, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Paul R:Dr. Neiswander, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Shannon Nelson, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Stuart Collar, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Dana Bourbonnais, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Laura Gardner, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Elaine McKinney, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Jerome Kolarczyk, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3713:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications
Edward M. Carapezza; David B. Law; K. Terry Stalker, Editor(s)

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