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AUSA 2013: Field and forget sensors showcased

21st October 2013 - 22:19 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Washington DC

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Lockheed Martin used AUSA to release more details on its Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN) system of integrated ‘field-and-forget’ sensors.

Designed to provide alerts for the surveillance of borders and the protection of valuable assets or bases, SPAN comprises unattended sensors which act as a self-forming mesh and are powered by as little as one hour of daylight per day.

Sensors used include acoustic, radio frequency, seismic and chemical-biological connected to nodes which link to a gateway. The system can provide information to personnel or even to an unmanned aerial vehicle which can be summoned automatically to an alert if loitering.

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Damian Kemp

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Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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