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Affordable next-generation UGS development and testing
Author(s): Mark Winston; David Egerton; John McQuiddy; Barry Jones
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Paper Abstract

Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) are valuable tools for the U.S. military and border patrol, however, their utility is often limited due to their cost, size, and weight. Recently specific advances in micro power electronics, transducers, packaging, and signal processing techniques have enabled the development of a small, lightweight, and affordable UGS. Originally intended for small unit clearing/monitoring operations, a sensor has evolved to achieve detection performance comparable to state-of-the-art UGS. To meet a broader mission capability, battery life and detection capabilities have been extended and affordable networked cameras and repeaters have been developed. This paper will provide an overview of the key enabling technologies for affordable UGS, provide an overview and enhancements of this affordable UGS system, and review results of system testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7693, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XII, 76931O (7 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849063
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Winston, McQ, Inc. (United States)
David Egerton, McQ, Inc. (United States)
John McQuiddy, McQ, Inc. (United States)
Barry Jones, McQ, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7693:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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