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BAE Systems unveils 5-ounce digitally fused sensor

Aug. 20, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By Michael Peck   |   Comments
The Digitally Fused Sensor System.
The Digitally Fused Sensor System. (BAE Systems)
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BAE Systems has introduced a high-definition sensor that weighs just 144 grams, or about 5 ounces. The Digitally Fused Sensor System (DFSS) blends electro-optical and infrared imagery into a single display and allows soldiers to see laser designator spots even in darkness.

DFSS is especially suitable for tactical unmanned aircraft, according to BAE. Data from sensors mounted on the vehicles is combined into an individual soldier's display, with the system adjusting to the current environmental conditions so operators don't have to switch between electro-optical or infrared sensors when launching a vehicle.

“With sensor fusion, soldiers don’t need to switch back and forth between the daytime camera and the infrared camera, then try to compare those images in their heads as they do with existing systems,” said Eric Hansen, business development manager for Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Solutions at BAE Systems.

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