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Multimission unattended ground sensor
Author(s): Gervasio Prado; George P. Succi; James Fitzgerald; Daniel Clapp; Robert Gampert; Philip O. Martel
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Paper Abstract

Technological advances in a number of fields have allowed SenTech to develop a highly capable Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) able to perform a number of critical missions such as ground and air vehicle surveillance, personnel detection and tracking and sniper localization. These sensors have also been combined with electro-optic sensors to provide target images and improved tracking accuracy. Processing is done in a highly integrated processing module developed under DARPA's IUGS program. Acoustic sensors have been engineered to achieve a three-pound unit with a 15 day field life and long range VHF communications. These sensors will be delivered in early 2002 for testing during field exercises. Extensive testing of the algorithms and software has been conducted over the last few years at a variety of government-sponsored tests and demonstrations. A Gateway unit has been developed which can manage the operation of an eight-sensor field and perform two-dimensional sensor fusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.448384
Show Author Affiliations
Gervasio Prado, SenTech, Inc. (United States)
George P. Succi, SenTech, Inc. (United States)
James Fitzgerald, SenTech, Inc. (United States)
Daniel Clapp, SenTech, Inc. (United States)
Robert Gampert, SenTech, Inc. (United States)
Philip O. Martel, SenTech, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4743:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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