Accession Number:

ADA422372

Title:

Man-Portable Networked Sensor System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Man-Portable Networked Sensor System MPNSS with its baseline sensor suite of a pantilt with video and FLIR cameras and laser rangefinder, functions in a distributed network of remote sensing packages and control stations designed to provide a rapidly deployable extended-range surveillance capability for a wide variety of Security operations and other tactical missions. While first developed as a man-portable prototype these sensor packages can also be deployed on UGVs and UAVs and a copy of this package been demonstrated flying on the Sikorsky Cypher VTOL UAV in counterdrug and MOUT scenarios. The system takes maximum use of COTS components for sensing processing and communications and of both established and emerging standard communications networking protocols and system integration techniques. This paper will discuss the technical issues involved in 1 system integration using COTS components and emerging bus standards 2 flexible networking for a scalable system and 3 the human interface designed to maximize information presentation to the warfighter in battle situations.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE