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Handheld emissions detector (HED): overview and development
Author(s): George J. Valentino; David Schimmel
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Paper Abstract

Nova Engineering, Cincinnati OH, a division of L-3 Communications (L-3 Nova), under the sponsorship of Program Manager Soldier Warrior (PM-SWAR), Fort Belvoir, VA, has developed a Soldier portable, light-weight, hand-held, geolocation sensor and processing system called the Handheld Emissions Detector (HED). The HED is a broadband custom receiver and processor that allows the user to easily sense, direction find, and locate a broad range of emitters in the user's surrounding area. Now in its second design iteration, the HED incorporates a set of COTS components that are complemented with L-3 Nova custom RF, power, digital, and mechanical components, plus custom embedded and application software. The HED user interfaces are designed to provide complex information in a readily-understandable form, thereby providing actionable results for operators. This paper provides, where possible, the top-level characteristics of the HED as well as the rationale behind its design philosophy along with its applications in both DOD and Commercial markets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2009
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7349, Wireless Sensing and Processing IV, 734909 (2 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818721
Show Author Affiliations
George J. Valentino, L-3 Communications Nova Engineering (United States)
David Schimmel, NCI Information Systems Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7349:
Wireless Sensing and Processing IV
Sohail A. Dianat; Michael D. Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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