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Unattended Ground Sensor

Definition/Scope: FCS (BCT) Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) program is divided into two major subgroups of sensing systems: AN/GSR-9 (V) 1 Tactical-UGS (T-UGS), which includes Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)-UGS and Chemical, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)- UGS; and AN/GSR-10 (V) 1 Urban-UGS (U-UGS), also known as Urban Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Advanced Sensor System (UMASS). A UGS field will include multimode sensors for target detection, location and classification, and an imaging capability for target identification. A sensor field also includes 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 are used to perform mission tasks such as perimeter defense, surveillance, target acquisition and situational awareness (SA), including Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and early warning. The U-UGS provide a low cost, network-enabled reporting system for SA and force protection in an urban setting. U-UGS also enable residual protection for cleared areas of Urban Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) environments. They are hand-employed by Soldiers or robotic vehicles either inside or outside buildings and structures. U-UGS support BCT operations by monitoring urban choke points such as corridors and stairwells as well as sewers, culverts, and tunnels. U-UGS gateways provide the urban SA data interfaced to JTRS networks.

Used For:

Movement and Maneuver WFF
unmanned ground sensor



Broader Terms:

Army transformation
Force Protection
Future Combat System
Future Combat Systems (Brigade Combat Teams)
ground intelligence
Improved Remotely Monitored Battlefield Sensor System
passive sensor
sensing technology

Narrower Terms:

acoustic sensor
Improved Remotely Monitored Battlefield Sensor System
magnetic sensor
seismic sensor

Related Terms:

Brigade Support Battalion
Manned Ground Vehicle
UAS-XM 156
UAS-XM 157
Unmanned Ground Vehicle
XM 1204 Non Line of Sight-Mortar
XM1201 Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle
XM1203 Non Line of Sight-Cannon
XM1205 Recovery and Maintenance Vehicle
XM1206 Infantry Carrier Vehicle
XM1209 Command and Control Vehicle

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