Unattended ground sensor system Mk2

The use of a two-way radio channel increased the operation life of the the sensors and provided the means for their remote configuration. The system got bigger coverage and longer distance of the efficient data communication.


The Border federal targeted program was launched to protect the borders from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea. To build the border posts, the Border Service needed the tools for detection of unauthorized border crossing. The principle of the UGS Mk1 system operation met their needs. However it required some modifications with regards to specific requirements. The Border Service needed a system with extensive coverage, capable to protect tens of kilometers of the border, collect data and transmit them to a remote post. Such a complicated system required two-way connection with the sensors to enable their remote configuration. Besides, the sensor lifetime before battery replacement had to be increased up to several months.


The Uniscan Research team developed a UGS Mk2 system. It included a two-way radio channel with a special operation algorithm that made is possible to decrease power consumption and provide years of operation without battery replacement.

The radio channel allowed transmitting a little amount of data both ways with extremely low power consumption. This was accomplished by modifying it for a specific purpose and eliminating the other functions. This autonomous radio channel was a know-how of Uniscan Research.

One more innovation in UGS Mk2 was the concept of multi-sensor. Sensors of different types were replaced by a multi-sensor that worked as a seismic sensor, a break-wire sensor and a repeater at the same time. Apart from the multi-sensor, the system included a portable receiver and a control panel (PC or laptop).

Multi-sensor with extentions connected



Alexey Sterinovitch:

During the year after release of the second generation of UGS system, we collected feedback and debugged the system. We all but lived in Caucasia — all of us (both managers and developers) went there at least once a month. The system was far from perfect which was bad but we debugged it fast, said not a word against and asked for no money — and the border guards liked that. We made a good name for the company and that was even more important than the actual hardware.

Chief Developer — Andrey Bryzgalov
Manager — Sergey Soloboev
Physicists — Viktor Molchanov, Anatoly Kozlov, Sergey Yeremenko
Electronic Engineers — Aleksei Lukashov, Anatoly Yatsenko, Maxim Shtyrov
Design engineers — Peter Pavlov, Zoya Okunishnikova
Programmers — Pavel Karavaev, Alexey Sterinovitch

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