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System-on-chip-centric unattended embedded sensors in homeland security and defense applications
Author(s): Tomasz Jannson; Thomas Forrester; Kevin Degrood; Min-Yi Shih; Kevin Walter; Kang Lee; Eric Gans; Vladimir Esterkin
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Paper Abstract

System-on-chip (SoC) single-die electronic integrated circuit (IC) integration has recently been attracting a great deal of attention, due to its high modularity, universality, and relatively low fabrication cost. The SoC also has low power consumption and it is naturally suited to being a base for integration of embedded sensors. Such sensors can run unattended, and can be either commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic, COTS microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), or optical-COTS or produced in house (i.e., at Physical Optics Corporation, POC). In the version with the simplest electronic packaging, they can be integrated with low-power wireless RF that can communicate with a central processing unit (CPU) integrated in-house and installed on the specific platform of interest. Such a platform can be a human body (for e-clothing), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), or many others. In this paper we discuss SoC-centric embedded unattended sensors in Homeland Security and military applications, including specific application scenarios (or CONOPS). In one specific example, we analyze an embedded polarization optical sensor produced in house, including generalized Lambertian light-emitting diode (LED) sources and secondary nonimaging optics (NIO).

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7305, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VIII, 73050O (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817759
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Thomas Forrester, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kevin Degrood, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Min-Yi Shih, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kevin Walter, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kang Lee, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Eric Gans, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Vladimir Esterkin, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7305:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VIII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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