Posted in | Motion Sensor

Lockheed Martin Launches Wireless Sensor Network System for Surveillance Operations

US-based security company Lockheed Martin has launched a new wireless sensor network system called the Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN) which consists of ground sensors. The sensors are small and can be easily camouflaged according to the surroundings thus enabling continuous surveillance of the secured area.

Each sensor node of the system has a built-in subsystem to harvest energy from surrounding sources thus enabling the sensor to recharge itself. This feature makes the system very cost-effective and eliminates the need for replacing the sensors manually.

For any sensor to work efficiently and serve its purpose its battery life is very important. The sensor nodes can be positioned by using a touch screen interface. Information from the network of sensors is processed within the secured area through algorithms. The network of sensors can also give an indication to the camera or an unmanned aerial vehicle to further survey the area of concern. Since the sensors can be camouflaged easily it makes it difficult for detection and reduces the chances of being tampered with. This in turn provides consistent surveillance and protection.

Particular structures that can make use of the SPAN are bridges, pipelines, aircrafts and other environments where structures have to be monitored. Lockheed Martin has around 126,000 global employees who are focused on the design, development, manufacturing and selling of the company’s advanced technology, services and products.

Source: http://www.lockheedmartin.com

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Lockheed Martin Corporation. (2019, February 24). Lockheed Martin Launches Wireless Sensor Network System for Surveillance Operations. AZoSensors. Retrieved on October 30, 2020 from https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=3424.

  • MLA

    Lockheed Martin Corporation. "Lockheed Martin Launches Wireless Sensor Network System for Surveillance Operations". AZoSensors. 30 October 2020. <https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=3424>.

  • Chicago

    Lockheed Martin Corporation. "Lockheed Martin Launches Wireless Sensor Network System for Surveillance Operations". AZoSensors. https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=3424. (accessed October 30, 2020).

  • Harvard

    Lockheed Martin Corporation. 2019. Lockheed Martin Launches Wireless Sensor Network System for Surveillance Operations. AZoSensors, viewed 30 October 2020, https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=3424.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Submit