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BSA: new ground sensor equipment for the army
Author(s): Klaus-Peter Nick; Gunnar R. Becker
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Paper Abstract

Smaller numbers of own forces scattered over wide areas and time pressed for solutions demand the availability of highly mobile, rapidly deployable reconnaissance forces that are equipped with advanced surveillance systems. The recce patrols of the armored reconnaissance corps are one element of reconnaissance. The ground sensor equipment BSATM (Bodensensorausstattung) will be one of the technical reconnaissance means available to recce patrols. The BSATM comprises a set of passive sensors with intelligent evaluation and fusion as well as radio transmission. The BSATM consists of several ground sensor units which are positioned in the reconnaissance area, and the receive and display units which, for instance, are integrated in the reconnaissance vehicle. The main tasks of the BSATM for surveillance of roads and critical points are the autonomous detection, classification and type-identification of combat and combat support vehicles, the recognition of the direction of movement and speed as well as the determination of the number of vehicles. In a close-in security mode, the BSATM is also used to detect and classify personnel. The system and some results are presented as well as the concept for the integration of the sensor reports into a C3-system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5090, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V, (18 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500734
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus-Peter Nick, STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH (Germany)
Gunnar R. Becker, STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5090:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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