Unattended ground sensor system Mk1

customer: Geolink Electronics
Unattended ground sensor (UGS) system Mk1 was a short-range security system for short-term missions.


During the military campaigns in Chechnya, militants kept on shelling garrisons at the night time. We had to develop a compact mobile device that would be able to detect hazards and inform the soldiers. The devices had to be versatile and work in various types of environment including fields, woods, and mountains.


We developed UGS Mk1 mobile system on the basis of seismic sensor and a one-way radio channel. The system consisted of three seismic sensors, a break-wire sensor and a paging device for a soldier. It was a mobile and rapidly deployable system that efficiently secured the troops during short-time missions and ensured protection for small areas. Besides, the system used an open frequency range.


Alexey Sterinovitch:


Our major concern was that the sensors acted differently in different environment. A sensor configured for black soil would fail to function properly in the mountains because different soils transmit vibrations in different ways. Another complication was ambient noise; for example the outpost was reached by the noise of a factory located 50 km as the sound was carried by water. 


The Uniscan Research team kept adopting the system to various soils and operation conditions. As a result the system became a versatile device that detected hazards in any indoor and outdoor environment (mountains, plains) with equal efficiency.

UGS Mk1 in the package

Chief Developer — Andrey Bryzgalov
Manager — Sergey Soloboev
Physicists — Peter Vorobyov, Viktor Molchanov, Anatoly Kozlov
Programmers — Alexey Sterinovitch, Vadim Zabrodin
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