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Grenade-launched imaging projectile system (GLIMPS)
Author(s): Scott C. Nunan; Peter G. Coakley; Gregory A. Niederhaus; Cal Lum
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Paper Abstract

A system has been developed for delivering and attaching a sensor payload to a target using a standard 40-mm grenade launcher. The projectile flight characteristics are similar to existing 40-mm rounds, with a useful range of up to 300 m. The projectile incorporates an attachment mechanism, a shock mitigation system, a power source, and a transmitter that allows sensor data to be transmitted to a receiver at up to 1/4 mile range. Impact g-loads have been limited to less than 10,000 g's, enabling sensor payloads to be assembled using Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components. The GLIMPS projectile is intended to be a general purpose delivery system for a variety of sensor payloads under the Unattended Ground Sensors program. The Phase I proof-of- concept design was demonstrated using a low-power CMOS camera. Demonstration results and Phase II progress are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4040, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications II, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392569
Show Author Affiliations
Scott C. Nunan, Jaycor (United States)
Peter G. Coakley, Jaycor (United States)
Gregory A. Niederhaus, Jaycor (United States)
Cal Lum, Jaycor (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4040:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications II
Edward M. Carapezza; Todd M. Hintz, Editor(s)

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