Accession Number : AD0743307

Title :   Ground/Air Detection System (GADS).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TELEDYNE SYSTEMS CO NORTHRIDGE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hensel,Gunter ; Carman,Richard W.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : GADS is a system capable of detecting, analyzing, and transmitting to air interrogating aircraft information concerning the number, direction, and speed of vehicles and/or people passing along trails and roads. System development was carried out in two phases. A hand-emplaced version was developed and subsequently tested in a hostile environment of the Panama Canal Zone with excellent results, i.e., feasibility of GADS concept was clearly demonstrated. The second phase of this program consisted of modifying this system to an air-deployed version. Due to schedule and budget limitations, only a minimal effort was carried out to develop an airborne version of GADS, and for this reason some of the minor problems encountered could not be carried to a totally satisfactory conclusion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POSITION FINDING, *RADIO BEAMS), (*COUNTERINSURGENCY, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT), RADIO HOMING, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, DETECTORS, TRANSPONDERS, DEPLOYMENT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE