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Low-cost miniature unattended rf sensor suite
Author(s): Norbert C. Wild; Peter G. Coakley; Frank Doft; Todd Thornton; Lawrence Larson; Peter M. Asbeck; Fernando Iguartua
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in electronic miniaturization have facilitated the design and development of a deployable, stand-alone sensor for battlefield RF (radio frequency) MASINT (measurement and signature intelligence). Recent results of a Phase I effort to assess battlefield RF signatures and compare sensor sensitivity, size, and number for optimal coverage will be presented. An RF sensor suite is being designed that will be networked for robust and redundant data gathering and wireless, stand-alone operation. The RF sensor will essentially function as a swept-frequency spectrum analyzer, measuring frequency content, amplitude and modulation characteristics over predetermined (or user programmable) bandwidths of interest. Recommendations and preliminary schematics for a compact, ruggedized, low-power RF sensor will be presented together with a design for a low-power centralized wireless network for data transfer and processing. The RF sensor technology developed in this effort will have a predominantly military application but should also find use in security and surveillance applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, (21 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417556
Show Author Affiliations
Norbert C. Wild, Jaycor (United States)
Peter G. Coakley, Jaycor (United States)
Frank Doft, Jaycor (United States)
Todd Thornton, Aethercomm (United States)
Lawrence Larson, Aethercomm (United States)
Peter M. Asbeck, Aethercomm (United States)
Fernando Iguartua, Aethercomm (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4232:
Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security
Simon K. Bramble; Lenny I. Rudin; Simon K. Bramble; Edward M. Carapezza; Lenny I. Rudin, Editor(s)

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