Comms and sensor towers
The sensor tower has much the same gear as the MVSS: a radar that constantly scans its field of view for movement, and daytime and infrared cameras. The communication tower holds microwave antennas that send and receive high bandwidth imagery in real time. Together, they are part of a nine-location network that links the entire secto -- all towers are in line of sight of at least one other, allowing operators in the control room in Tucson or in MVSS trucks to see imagery from any camera at any time.
July 5, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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