Accession Number : ADP003791

Title :   Strawman Design of a DSN (Distributed Sensors Networks) to Detect and Track Low Flying Aircraft,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lacoss,R. ; Walton,R.

Report Date : DEC 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A preliminary high level design for a distributed sensor network capable of detection and tracking of low flying aircraft and cruise missiles is being prepared. Progress in this activity is reported in this paper. The design incorporates small radar and acoustic array sensors and makes use of packet radio as the basic communication mechanism. The design is for a system which might be developed and demonstrated by the mid 1980s.

Descriptors :   *Communications networks, *Systems engineering, *Aircraft detection, Detectors, Tracking, Low altitude, Cruise missiles, Radar, Acoustic arrays

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE