The Application of Unattended Ground Sensors to Human Socio-Cultural Behavior Monitoring
TEXTRON DEFENSE SYSTEMS WILMINGTON MA
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Textron Defense Systems has developed a wide range of unattended ground sensor UGS systems for the military and border patrol. These include T-UGS Tactical UGS, U-UGS Urban UGS, and most recently the new MicroObserver multimodal UGS system. MicroObserver is characterized by its best-in-class covertness, ease of deployment, negligible false alarm rate, and extremely long battery life 2 years, yet with very low total cost of ownership. It uses advanced tracking and imaging algorithms to provide detection, classification and identification of both personnel and vehicles, and is proven in operational use to deliver reliable actionable intelligence to remote operators. Traditional missions for UGS such as MicroObserver include border surveillance, facilitybase security, and tactical battlefield intelligence. In most cases, UGS are deployed in sparsely populated areas and the detection of targets of interest is relatively uncommon. However the persistent nature of UGS allows long term monitoring of human socio-cultural behaviors HSCB such as pervasive signatures related to human activity even in heavily populated locales such as towns, villages, and cities. Acoustic, seismic, magnetic, E-field, and even image signatures may be collected, processed, and transmitted for interpretation by a remote operator or automated system. Patterns of life may thus be monitored and important deviations detected and the causes inferred, alone or in combination with other intelligence channels such as HUMINT.
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