This is the result of the new radio we've moved to; now our Sentry Nodes are capable of the same reliable communications as before, just over much longer distances; we managed this without increasing power consumption
Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009
Trident Systems Incorporated joined forces with the Department of Defense, government agencies, industry and universities at the quarterly TNT (Tactical Network Topology) 09-2 Field Experimentation Cooperative Program event led by U. S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). TNT is a live action technology experimentation session designed to foster ongoing innovation and collaboration among industry, government, academic research and Special Operations Forces (SOF).
Trident demonstrated its Sentry Node unattended ground sensor (UGS). Designed for extended field use, Sentry was employed in several scenarios including indication and warning, monitoring a secured facility, and long-range threat detection. Special Operations personnel were quickly trained on the Nodes, planning tools, and monitoring software; then these personnel took the equipment to the field. During the exercise, participants were able to detect and identify opposing force players maneuvering in and out of buildings, and driving past tripwires. Sentry was also deployed with cameras, providing real-time situation awareness to operators in simulated "hide sites".
As a result, Trident is also pleased to announce the Sentry Node achieved communication distances of over 1.2 miles between Nodes during the exercises. "This is the result of the new radio we've moved to; now our Sentry Nodes are capable of the same reliable communications as before, just over much longer distances; we managed this without increasing power consumption" - Jimmy O'Looney, Network Systems Division Director.
The Sentry Node was designed specifically to meet hand-emplaced unattended sensor needs for tactical C4ISR and force protection requirements. The Node's organic Passive Infrared sensors can be used in "trip-wire" mode for detection and warning functions, or the Node can relay data for external seismic, acoustic or imagery sensors. Four separate passive IR triggers unique to Sentry allow one Node to not only watch a full 360 degrees, but to alert operators to which quadrant is of interest. The Sentry Node has active GPS, integrated anti-tamper, and encryption features to provide the modern warfighter with a secure and reliable battlefield force enhancement.
Trident was one of over forty participants at the event to demonstrate and test advanced technologies for the battlefield. Results of technology experimentation at these events have yielded superior evaluation of technological progress and enabled products to be deployed for use by operational forces. "We are pleased to have the opportunity for Sentry to participate in TNT. It's a collaborative program that contributes directly to the operational capability and safety of our Armed Forces" - Nicholas Karangelen, Trident President and Founder.
Trident Systems Incorporated (TSI) is a veteran-owned small business that has been providing hardware and software systems to military and commercial clients since 1985. We support customers ranging from the United States Military Forces to the New York Stock Exchange by harnessing emerging technologies to provide innovative affordable products and services that consistently exceed our customers' expectations. For more information, please visit http://www.tridsys.com.
Donna Haney at 703-691-7783
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