Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS)


The FCS (BCT) Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) program is divided into two major subgroups of sensing systems: Tactical-UGS (T-UGS), which includes Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)-UGS and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)- UGS; and Urban-UGS (U-UGS), also known as Urban Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Advanced Sensor System (UMASS).

The ISR-UGS will be modular and composed of tailorable sensor groups using multiple ground-sensing technologies. An Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) field will include multimode sensors for target detection, location and classification; and an imaging capability for target identification. A sensor field will also include a gateway node to provide sensor fusion and a long-haul interoperable communications capability for transmitting target or SA information to a remote operator, or the common operating picture through the FCS (BCT) JTRS Network. The UGS can be used to perform mission tasks such as perimeter defense, surveillance, target acquisition and situational awareness (SA), including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-yield Explosive (CBRN) early warning.

The Urban-UGS will provide a low cost, network-enabled reporting system for SA and force protection in an urban setting, as well as residual protection for cleared areas of Urban Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) environments. They can be hand-employed by Soldiers or robotic vehicles either inside or outside of structures. U-UGS can support BCT operations by monitoring urban choke points such as corridors and stairwells as well as sewers and tunnels.


Public domain - US Government - Unclassified - accessed on May 29, 2007

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