Following is form this article at Officers.com (emphasis added):
Then the problems began a sequence of events which showed that what worked well in thedesign room couldn't negotiate the tricky desert where even commercial-grade cell towers oftenwon't work. . . .The radar and ground sensors used also proved to be too sensitive, sometimes confusingraindrops for people, other times, bushes waving in the breeze would set them off. And, theterrain, lava fields, thick mesquite, and hilly land cobwebbed with washes, defeated the network'swireless system. . . .After DHS rejected the original plan, Boeing absorbed much of the cost of repairing its faultysystems, spending twice as much as it had earned to try and repair the broken system.
New plans arise
…. Morrissey won't discuss the type of radar used or the focal length on the cameras that willbe mounted, but says the agency is comfortable that the wireless hotspot issues have beenresolved.If the virtual fence has no nervous system, it won’t work. That nervous system is no-gap, very reliable,wireless. The virtual fence needs other thing, but they are secondary, and no “fence” of any kind isperfect.The question is what is cost effective and well worth the endeavor. It is also serves other nationalpurposes, it gets very interesting.Solution. A MBC virtual border fence, and related MBC for environmental monitoring and protection,and many other applications, can easily be shown as providing exceptional value--saving thegovernment and thenations’ industriesand population hugeamounts, even in ashort time after implementation.
Right:Simple depiction of one MBC link.Near-constant links arepossible with the rightsystem components,spectrum andarchiteture.(