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MicroSensors Systems: detection of a dismounted threat
Author(s): Ron N. Shimazu; Victor P. Berglund; Dwight M. Falkofske; Brian S. Krantz
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Paper Abstract

The MicroSensors Systems (MSS) Program is developing a layered sensor network to detect dismounted threats approaching high value assets. The MSS subsystem elements include sensitive receivers (capable of detecting<<1 Watt emissions in dense signal or degraded signal environments) and low power, miniature, disposable sensors (acoustic, magnetic, and infrared). A novel network protocol has been developed to reduce the network traffic resulting in conservation of system power and lower probability of detection and interception. The MSS program will provide unprecedented levels of real-time battlefield information, greatly enhancing combat situational awareness when integrated with the existing Command, Control, and Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) infrastructure. This system will provide an important boost to realizing the information dominant, network-centric objective of Joint Vision 2020. The program has established two Centers of Excellence for Sensor Technology each of which is capable of designing and building next generation, networked microsensor systems. The Defense Microelectronics Activity has teamed with the Centers of Excellence and industry to preserve long-term Department of Defense access to key next generation manufacturing technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5611, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks, (30 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581101
Show Author Affiliations
Ron N. Shimazu, Defense Microelectronics Activity (United States)
Victor P. Berglund, Crane Aerospace & Electronics (United States)
Dwight M. Falkofske, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (United States)
Brian S. Krantz, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5611:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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