The Patrol Persistent Surveillance System is built to monitor threats to forward observation posts and other secure facilities without placing soldiers in potentially dangerous positions, Rockwell Collins said Monday.
The device is made up of a meshed network of unattended ground sensors and video cameras that work to monitor movement, sound and vibration.
“This system has provided the eyes and ears for Australian Defence Forces operating in potentially hazardous regions where information is critical to mission success,“ said Colin Mahoney, senior vice president of international and service solutions for Rockwell Collins.
PPSS is designed to produce an alarm which is then relayed to an operator console, where pertinent information is displayed on a digital map system.
The team that built the device was recently recognized by the Australian Institute of Project Management for Excellence in Project Management, according to the company statement.