US: Lockheed Martin has introduced its new wireless automatic identity technology called RuBee for accurate tracking of munitions and other assets in harsh and/or sensitive environments. “Historically, tracking sensitive items has been a very manual process demanding hundreds of man hours in sometimes volatile explosive environments. This unique system not only tags and tracks sensitive items and fused munitions at zero separation, it also incorporates advanced sensors that can be used for predictive maintenance of weapons,” said Dr Robert Smith, Vice President of C4ISR for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions.
Based on the international wireless protocol standard (IEEE 1902.1), this electromagnetic tagging and tracking solution can be used to identify and track a variety of sensitive items including fused ordnances, firearms, night vision goggles and flak jackets. Each item is outfitted with a wireless visibility tag, which can be read and located anytime from the RuBee network. Because RuBee tags operate on electromagnetic, rather than radio frequency wavelengths, solutions based on this technology offer extremely high levels of security. Data passed through these channels operate more like secure peer-to-peer networks, and are less prone to outsider attempts to access information. RuBee visibility solutions are currently used in many high security US government and international facilities.
Source: Lockheed Martin