Tactical Automated Sensor System

Tactical Automated Sensor System

The Tactical Automated Security System (TASS) is an U.S. Air Force surveillance system used for security monitoring around airbases.

It consists of thermal imagers, sensors, and associated components, and provides surveillance to built-up installations as well as mobile base camps. Included in the system are microwave, thermal, seismic, and 'trip-wire' sensors. Operators can also use a variety of camera systems such as CCTV systems, or the high tech military version, called the Wide-Area Surveillance Thermal Imager - or WSTI. WSTI's can detect enemy movement by tracking body heat, or other heat resonances; or can be automatically linked to another sensor that goes off, in which case the WSTI will automatically focus in and track the programmed sensor.

The system includes both stationary and handheld monitoring stations.


* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2002/10/mil-021023-usaf01.htm GlobalSecurity news article]

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