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Application of unattended ground sensors to stationary targets
Author(s): Gerard E. Sleefe; Steven G. Peglow; Robertson G. Hamrick
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Paper Abstract

The unattended sensing of stationary (i.e. non-mobile) targets is important in applications ranging from counter- proliferation to law enforcement. With stationary targets, sources of seismic, acoustic, and electro-magnetic emissions can potentially be used to detect, identify, and locate the target. Stationary targets have considerably different sensing requirements than the traditional mobile-target unattended ground sensor applications. This paper presents the novel features and requirements of a system for sensing stationary targets. In particular, issues associated with long-listen time signal processing for signal detection, and array processing techniques for signal localization are presented. Example data and signal processing outputs from a stationary target will be used to illustrate these issues. The impact on sensor, electronic signal processing, battery subsystem, and communication requirements will also be discussed. The paper will conclude with a detailed comparison between mobile-target and stationary-target unattended ground sensor architectures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3081, Peace and Wartime Applications and Technical Issues for Unattended Ground Sensors, (24 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280664
Show Author Affiliations
Gerard E. Sleefe, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Steven G. Peglow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Robertson G. Hamrick, ENSCO, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3081:
Peace and Wartime Applications and Technical Issues for Unattended Ground Sensors
Gerold Yonas, Editor(s)

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