Unattended ground sensor

The Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS; German unattended ground sensors ) are small, inexpensive devices that collect data using a variety of sensors and can send to a rear operator, which in turn can be obtained from the sensor array commands. These devices are connected to one another via an ad -hoc wireless network ( sensor network). The delivery of these devices began in 2010. Originally developed for the Future Combat System, the system was transferred Combat Team Modernization in the successor program brigade.

  • 3.1 U -UGS Gateway Node
  • 3.2 U -UGS Intrusion Sensor Node
  • 3.3 U -UGS Imaging Sensor Node


After the continuous monitoring of the battlefield in the past was hardly possible moves nowadays monitoring of buildings, plants, borders and territories in more detail in the focus of military research. This is made possible by ever smaller and more inexpensive high-performance processors and miniature sensors, advanced networking technology and artificial intelligence. Only this makes a comprehensive management of a variety of scattered units affordable. The equipment used vary greatly in size and shape, the transfer technique (for example, designed by hand, published by robots or dropped from aircraft or fired from artillery, etc.). Likewise, a variety of sensors can be used in the devices are used, for example, infrared and optical for short-range surveillance, acoustically to locate to motors and chain noise to locate seismically to vehicles or pedestrians, NBC detectors, magnetic sensors to movements of metallic objects such as tanks to discover or weapons, electronic sensors to locate enemy to electromagnetic radiation. An efficient artificial intelligence processes the data obtained from the sensors used in the device, identified targets calculated routes and sends the result via the sensor network, to a rear operator. In this case, the sensor network is possible to work after laying for weeks or months until the battery is exhausted.

AN/GSR-9 ( V) 1 Tactical Unattended Ground Sensors (T -UGS )

T -UGS are ideal for perimeter protection. There are three types of tactical sensors, all of which are developed by Textron:

T -UGS Gateway Node

The gateway node ensures the data connection between the sensor array and the rear operator. Data of the other sensors can be pre-processed and then sent via the gateway node to the server and vice versa.

T -UGS Electro Optic / IR node

The optical / infrared tactical network node has an extendable and rotatable head to the surrounding terrain better to overlook. The optical digital camera also has night vision capability. If the gateway node is the command, the sensor moves its head out and aimed it at the target, takes pictures and sends them through the gateway node to the network.

T -UGS ISR sensor node

The ISR node uses multiple types of sensors to vehicles, people and aircraft to locate. ISR node accepts the identification and to distinguish the location of false targets. Signals from the ISR nodes are immediately sent to the gateway node to be processed there / sent.

AN/GSR-10 ( V) 1 Urban- Unattended Ground System ( U- UGS)

U -UGS are used in the monitoring of buildings, caves, sewers, tunnels and other confined spaces used. This can be laid by hand sensor systems are very inexpensive and easy, as they are used in even greater number than the T -UGS. The development share the company Textron and Honeywell.

U -UGS Gateway Node

The gateway node connecting the sensor network with the Global Information Grid of the U.S. Army. Data of the other sensors can be pre-processed and then sent via the gateway node to the server and vice versa. The U -UGS gateway node can send directly to the teams, the data also to allow in -house fighting a swift action.

U -UGS Intrusion Sensor Node

The intrusion sensor node supports space purges and long-term monitoring of buildings and underground structures by detecting intruders reliable. The information obtained can be sent via the gateway node in the network or directly to the Intervention Team.

U -UGS Imaging Sensor Node

The Imaging Sensor Node extends the capabilities of the intrusion sensor node to a built-in camera. Thus, under all visibility conditions a picture of the invading person can be held, which passes through the gateway node to the operator, who can identify the person.