Monday, February 17, 2014

BEL, Textron's MOU to Pitch MicroObserver Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) Systems to Indian Security Forces

Textron Systems MicroObserver Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) System. Photo Courtesy Textron


BEL on February 6, 2014 signed a MoU with Textron Systems as a first step toward providing the Textron Systems MicroObserver Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) system to Indian security agencies.

The system provides unattended, networked, seismic, acoustic and imaging surveillance using ruggedized components: long-term sensor node, tactical sensor node, gateway, IR camera, and operator terminal.

The MicroObserver system provides detection, classification and tracking of people and vehicles. The system can identify targets is possible using sensor-cued infrared imaging, utilizing proven target detection algorithms to capture a series of mini-video images.

Rather than showing just a single detection alarm, the MicroObserver UGS system provides actionable intelligence by displaying the position, direction and speed of personnel and vehicle threats, making it easier for security forces to locate, identify and intercept them.

Deployed MicroObserver systems automatically self-locates using embedded GPS and operate in a self-forming, self-healing network. Security forces can deploy the system in minutes under cover of darkness, limiting their own exposure.

Textron is plugging the system for use by Indian security forces through its tie up with BEL.