solution overview Harris Falcon III and advanced partner products yield a more effective security solution The Harris Airbase Perimeter Security System uses nextgeneration Falcon III ® radio products, sensors, and radar, along with long-range cameras from trusted partners, to enable more effective threat detection, information dissemination, and response coordination. The system supports the incremental establishment of security capability during an airbase installation or expansion. Early entry forces must deploy with a minimal set of security equipment into what may be hostile areas. As the airbase is developed, additional security functionality will be integrated as it can be airlifted in and placed into operation. Initially, sensors and video surveillance nodes from the Harris MicroTerrain Observation System (MTOS) are deployed to provide voice alerts to the security forces’ FM radios (such as the RF- 5800M-HH) and sensor data alerts via the FalconCommand common operational picture (COP) software. The MTOS surveillance node is a sensor-cued, unmanned, covert video surveillance capability that streams video to the command post’s Falcon C2View video management application. This video is also made available via FalconCommand so that there is one common application for situational awareness. Security forces receive the common operational picture over the RF-7800M radio network and on PCs running FalconCommand. Security force vehicle locations are automatically updated on all FalconCommand displays, helping the commander account for his personnel at all times. As the base is developed, the long-range video cameras are deployed and can be easily programmed to react to sensor detections. The MTOS surveillance nodes can be re-purposed and re-deployed to monitor areas that are not visible from the fixed cameras. Ultimately, the radar system will be delivered and installed, so that airbase personnel can integrate it with existing system assets. After the airbase is fully operational, the system supports ongoing security requirements. A typical airbase security scenario is shown on the facing page. Ground radar alerts the command center of suspicious activity at the outskirts of an airfield runway at night. A long-range camera is slewed to the detection area and the potential intrusion is confirmed. FalconCommand software automatically registers the detections and forwards the information to security teams. Command center analysts use their RF-7800M radios to dispatch a patrol vehicle to the area and simultaneously forward long-range infrared video of the potential intruders to the patrol vehicle. As the patrol approaches the fence, the video and sensor data guides them directly to the intruders. Now, fully prepared, the patrol team quickly closes on and apprehends the intruders. Throughout the action, helmet-mounted video from the patrol leader is returned over a secure wireless link to the COP display at the command center, where the commander observes the action.
6 Once threat is assessed and handled, the dispatch officer can complete the event report and archive it along with all pertinent data for future use. 2 The radar sends an alert to the software operating in the command and control center. 1 An intruder is detected by the radar system. 4 Camera slews to radar trip if within camera range. Dispatch officer calls for patrol vehicle from nearest outpost via VHF radio. 5 Dispatch officer provides directions over VHF radio to patrol to intercept target. 3 Dispatch officer confirms threat information and classifies target in system. The command and control picture is updated with new threat information. Security forces are aware of events both on-base and outside the fence with the Harris Airbase Perimeter Security System 5