Edwards Air Force Base
Air Force Base Security and Tracking System ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
The P/ETS system at Edwards AFB enables real-time tracking of all assets base-wide using the GPSFlight STXe, compressed protocol, and software.¬† The software has been integrated into the AFB information systems to give pinpoint location for all assets.
Edwards has deployed 7 Ethernet/RF base stations around the base to cover the area. Trackers pass in and out of the different 'cells' and are always tracked.¬† Compared to the cost of deploying 7 cellular towers, or other solutions, GPSFlight was dramatically less expensive, and provides much better location granularity.
The 140 mile AFB area with locations of base stations marked with 'RX'.¬† Different vehicles are shown by the different colors.
The purpose of the Personnel/Equipment Tracking System (P/ETS) is to provide ground safety and real-time surveillance awareness of all personnel and equipment authorized entry to the Edwards AFB Precision Impact Bombing and Laser Test Ranges. This includes multiple hazardous sites within an area that encompasses approximately 140 square miles. The P/ETS utilizes an off-the-shelf Global Positioning System (GPSFlight) which provides full-time tracking and display of all on-board transmitter-equipped elements. A line-of-sight wireless-to-fiber network system is employed to acquire and transport positional data to display systems within the range safety control tower. Utilization of P/ETS has indicated accurate tracking display in real time, particular advantages for night time operations, prevention of hazardous area intrusion, and relocation of miss-oriented personnel. This system is an economical solution for meeting the ground safety requirements within the confines of the Precision Impact Bombing and Laser Test Ranges.
Download the White Paper¬†-¬†PERSONNEL/EQUIPMENT TRACKING SYSTEM (P/ETS).¬†Thomas E. Leftwich. JT3 LLC ¬†Field Engineer,¬†412 TW/ENR,¬†Edwards AFB, California
¬†to discuss custom engineering and software development for your specific application.