Accession Number:

ADA409861

Title:

Terrain Commander: Unattended Ground-Based Surveillance System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXTRON DEFENSE SYSTEMS WILMINGTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This paper describes Textrons remote unattended ground-based surveillance system called Terrain Commander and its major field sensing component called OASIS Optical Acoustic Satcom Integrated Sensor. Terrain Commander is a powerful new concept in surveillance and remote situational awareness. It leverages a diverse suite of sophisticated unattended ground sensors, daynight electro-optics, satellite data communications, and an advanced Windows based graphic user interface. Terrain Commander OASIS provides next generation target detection, classification, and tracking through smart sensor fusion of beamforming acoustic, seismic, passive infrared, and magnetic sensors. The filtered and processed data derived from these sensors autonomously cues the integrated daynight electro-optics imaging system. The system monitors remote sites 24 hours per day, months at a time, and features high probability of detection with very low false and nuisance alarm rates. With its fully integrated SATCOM system, virtually any site in the world can be monitored from almost any other location in the world. Multiple remote sites such as airfields, landing zones, base perimeters, road junctions, flanks, and border crossings can be monitored with ease from a central location. Intruding personnel or vehicles are automatically detected, classified, imaged, and reported. Comprehensive threat information including target images are rapidly presented to the remote operator for appropriate response.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE