Underground Sensors

The RDC unattended ground sensor (UGS) system combines an innovative, rapid-deployment design, exceptional power efficiency and accurate target detection and classification with intelligent wireless networking.​

  • Sensors will reliably detect and classify people and vehicles, filtering out false alarms.
  • Sensors can be easily integrated with remote cameras.
  • Wireless surveillance hubs are creating to form a complete integrated surveillance solution for visual confirmation of targets.

The Technology

  • Designed as a small, quick-to-deploy sensor, RDC is able to protect wide areas and remote assets from unauthorized access, using superior detection algorithms which transmit alarms over its low power mesh network back to a master node from where users can be alerted.
  • At its heart, RDC uses a seismic sensor to detect activity. The sensor is more robust and smaller than components traditionally used for unattended ground sensors.
  • RDC's standard algorithms can reliably detect and distinguish between people and vehicles. Based on advanced single-processing techniques and exhaustive testing under many different environmental conditions, RDC's algorithms have been tuned to provide accurate alarming and classification. A number of more specialist detection algorithms are available on request.
  • RDC comes with a built-in very low power mesh radio network allowing two-way communications of alarms and remote configuration and control of sensor nodes.
  • A principle design consideration for RDC was battery duration of around four months from a single D cell-sized battery.
  • RDC includes mesh-only nodes that allow third-party sensors, such as passive infrared or magnetic anomaly, to be included in the sensor field. This provides maximum flexibility to utilize the right mix of sensors for each deployment within a common environment.
  • RDC has been designed to work closely with, TVI,' real-time wireless video technology. The tightly integrated capability means that RDC sensor nodes can be used to trigger video surveillance cameras to provide users with real-time visual confirmation of alarms.