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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Ground Based Operational Surveillance System

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Description:

A self-erecting, trailer-mounted tower serves as the base of the G-BOSS; an elevation platform 80' high; a multi-spectral Electro-Optic/Infrared sensor suite comprised of a Star SAFIRE IIIFP camera with a laser pointer and range finder; a ThermoVision 3000 camera with a global Positioning System (GPS), a Man-portable Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar (MSTAR) and a Ground Control Station (GCS) with optional Remote Ground Station (RGS).  The G-BOSS Lite is an integrated system, based on the Cerberus trailer-mounted surveillance system, and employs multiple detection and assessment technologies, all self-contained on a single mobile platform. Other associated equipment includes capability for video capture, storage, transmission, and power generation. G-BOSS can integrate signals from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) using the VideoScout video management system and from the Tactical Remote Sensor Suite (TRSS) unattended ground sensors (UGSs). The G-BOSS is a persistent surveillance system consisting of three variants: G-BOSS, G-BOSS Lite, CERBERUS Lite.
 
Operational Impact:

The system provides (24/7) display and tracking of items of interest through the use of high resolution day and night cameras with enhanced target recognition and radar to enhance the ability to detect moving targets. These capabilities enhance situational awareness by allowing the Commander to monitor activities along roads, borders, rivers, pipelines, and other choke points. Capable of tracking objects of interest within the Area of Responsibility (AOR) the G-BOSS Lite allows the warfighter to counter insurgency activities with an emphasis on disrupting the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) network. Multiple systems have the ability to be networked into a single RGS. Networking multiple towers allows an operator to observe his entire perimeter through an easily understood display. The alarm and assessment data are presented automatically on the display through data overlay and window pop-ups.  This networking capability will help reduce manpower hours by reducing the number of personnel needed for guard and watch duties. The G-BOSS are used for Force Protection, check point security, route reconnaissance, patrol over watch, IED emplacement detection, intelligence collection, and personnel/vehicle identification.