Sense-Through-The-Wall Technology

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 5:42pm EST

As military operations becoming increasingly urban centric - soldiers' ability to locate combatants is severely hindered as enemies may retreat and hide inside buildings.

The Army has been developing the capability to locate potentially hostile targets with sense-through-the-wall (or S-T-T-W) technology.

Newly developed sensors weigh less than six pounds and can be operated up to 20 meters away from a wall, providing information for warfighters regarding the number and locations of hidden adversaries.

Researchers continue to develop ways to detect humans, concealed weapons and explosives and other devices of interest in complex and urban terrain through partnerships with the Army Research Lab and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.