Translator Disclaimer
21 February 2001 GLIMPS sensor and taggant delivery systems
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security; (2001)
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
A system has been developed for delivering and attaching a sensor payload to a target using a standard 40-mm grenade launcher. The GLIMPS projectile is intended to be a general purpose delivery system for a variety of sensor payloads including visual, acoustic, and chemical sensors. The GLIMPS projectile flight characteristics are similar to existing 40-mm rounds, with a useful range of up to 300 m. The projectile incorporates an attachment mechanism, a shock mitigation system, a power source, and a telemetry system for transmission of sensor data at up to 1/4 mile range. A second design is also being considered. It is a small taggant projectile that uses an adhesive to attach a tracking transmitter or other small payload to a vehicle at up to 50 m range. While initially developed as a military system, both projectiles can be used to enhance law enforcement operations.
© (2001) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Scott C. Nunan, Peter G. Coakley, Gregory A. Niederhaus, and Chris Lum "GLIMPS sensor and taggant delivery systems", Proc. SPIE 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, (21 February 2001);


Back to Top