Accession Number : AD0508120

Title :   Wide Area Remote Surveillance.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. May-Aug 69,

Corporate Author : SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-WEST MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Personal Author(s) : Stanford, Allan ; Marz, Arnold ; Kemp, David ; Friedman, H. ; Rothschild, D.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 242

Abstract : Scenarios were written for selected Wide Areas within a 5- to 15-mile radius around four South Vietnam airbases: Tan Son Nhut, Bien Hoa, Pleiku and Da Nang. Threat analysis was conducted and all unique characteristics associated with threat movements through Wide Areas were identified. Lonely trails, roads, choke points, cache and launch sites which may be used by the enemy in preparing for a standoff attack on an airbase were examined and their salient characteristics described. Various methods for emplacing sensors around suspect areas or along trails were analyzed and the results compared with a purely random emplacement method. All known sensors were evaluated on the basis of their expected false alarm performance, and those most appropriate for use in Wide Areas were recommended. Requirements for transmission of alarms from the sensors to the receiver/interface unit were analyzed and a system recommended. Preliminary investigation of equipment design and packaging methods was also performed, and an approach for checking out the status of sensors was outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DEFENSE SYSTEMS, LANDING FIELDS), (*WARNING SYSTEMS, REMOTE CONTROL), PROTECTION, DETECTORS, TRANSPORTATION, WATER TRAFFIC, CONFIGURATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (U) *COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, AREA COVERAGE, VIETNAM, ENEMY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT, DETECTION, DETECTORS, RADAR, ACTIVE, ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, INFRARED DETECTORS, MAGNETIC DETECTORS, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, SEISMOMETERS, VULNERABILITY.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE