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Integrated RF modules for cooperative UGV/UAV tandems
Author(s): Atindra K. Mitra; Lamar Westbrook; Johnathan Corgan; Sean Young; Jogender Nagar; Tedros Bariagaber
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses a number of design issues that are associated with integrating lightweight and low-cost RF (Radio Frequency) sensors onto small UGV's (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) and UAV's (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Modular\integrated RF sub-systems functions that are discussed include lightweight software programmable radar (or software radar) using COTS software radio components and compact microstrip antenna design concepts for low-frequency surface penetration radars. A discussion on the potential for implementing lightweight multi-function RF systems as well as a discussion on novel futuristic concepts that explore the limits of sensor/platform integration is included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6962, Unmanned Systems Technology X, 69621Y (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785258
Show Author Affiliations
Atindra K. Mitra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Lamar Westbrook, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Johnathan Corgan, Corgan Enterprises (United States)
Sean Young, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jogender Nagar, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Tedros Bariagaber, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6962:
Unmanned Systems Technology X
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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