This invention concept pertains to the use of multiple types of sensors, like a wristwatch device, or technology that is integrated in the clothing that a human asset wears on the battlefield, that monitors vitals and determines based on biometric signatures whether the human asset is the same human asset that was identified and customized for the clothing and/or wristwatch device. The technology does this because it needs to be able to identify if an enemy combatant has killed a friendly human asset and taken its clothing or wristwatch device to attempt to cover incoming fire from our multiple types of battlefield targeting systems – such as by air, by sea, and by ground. These sensors would also allow friendly human assets to be protected by the targeting systems, which would be able to identify enemy combatants versus friendly human assets, and eliminate the enemy combatants in various modes of firing, such as automatic targeting, enemy fires first, or even protect a foreign asset, such as when a high-value target is identified on the battlefield and must be captured. The automatic targeting systems could for an example be set only to wound, not to kill enemy combatants, or the targeting could be based on what types of weapons they are using, or how close they are to friendly human assets, or any number of other variables. The key is that the battlefield human asset sensor is secure, in the sense that it cannot be used by an enemy, or taken under duress, to give the enemy an advantage on the digital battlefield, which may be accompanied by robotics, aeronautics, and submersibles or other sea-based vehicles or weapons systems. The identification of friendly assets allows the digital battlefield and its devices to maintain security over its friendly forces, and the systems should be protected from a high degree of signals interference, as would be expected on a highly contested digital battlefield.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Defenses & Weapons Systems (DWS)