February 12, 2013   Current Site Visitors -> web tracker

Senseless Sensors Scuttled
How about the Sonic Barrier?
Wired -- February 11   
Homeland Security Delays Plan to Place Sensors on U.S.-Mexico Border
Mike King of Border Technology, Inc. demonstrates IDENTISEIS® (AKA the Sonic Barrier) to U.S. Border Patrol people last October.
    The U.S. government's plan to spend millions on advanced new ground sensors at the Mexican border has been delayed, Danger Room has learned, as the sensors have bandwidth and frequency problems the feds haven't resolved. The delay isn't the first --- and it comes as thousands of aging sensors dotting the border trigger false alarms that have proved deadly to Border Patrol agents.
    The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) originally planned to blanket the border with a new generation of "unattended ground sensors" or UGS's. It was supposed to be a big help for Border Patrol agents, intended to "track, identify, and classify illegal incursions" across the border, according to a solicitation sent to businesses by CBP in April 2011. But last week, an update to the solicitation made it seem like it was canceled, stating abruptly that there are no plans to "release a solicitation for this specific requirement in the near future."
Feds Drop $100 Million to Spot Flying, Homebrew Cocaine Mules
    ....The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is spending $100 million on new sensors that can detect ultralight aircraft.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment
    We don't want to tell DHS how to run its business, but it may want to take a look at the system American Border Patrol has been testing for more than two years.
    The Sonic Barrier (AKA IDENTISEIS®) solves all the problems existing UAGs (unattended ground sensors) have --- and it can detect ultralights as well!

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