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Smart sensorweb
Author(s): Jasper Lupo
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Paper Abstract

There is a revolution going on in the world of sensors. In the year 2000, it is now possible to proliferate sensors and mount them on any platform stationary or moving, from the individual soldier on up. We can literally buy sensors by the pound and toss them out into the environment as throwaways. It is possible to rapidly configure wireless networks of sensors that collect, relay, process, and archive the outputs of large arrays ofheterogeneous sensor fields. For those ofus who have spent our professional lives providing high end sensors to the military, this realization comes as quite a shock for it changes the way we think about conducting military functions such as intelligence, surveillance, and targeting. This monograph briefly explores the genesis of this capability and where it may lead for future military forces and operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4396, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Warfare, (29 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438316
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Jasper Lupo, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Science and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4396:
Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Warfare
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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