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Acoustic target models and phenomenology
Author(s): Paul R:Dr. Neiswander; Stephen G. Kaiser
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Paper Abstract

Ground-based and airborne acoustic systems often target vehicles that are powered by reciprocating internal combustion engines. Typically the far-field acoustic spectra of these vehicles are dominated by a few narrow spectral lines that are harmonically related. The dominant harmonics change with engine speed and also with emission angle. This paper describes a simple model that recreates some of this variability. The model breaks the far-field signature into two components: the generation of a train of pressure pulses at each exhaust outlet, and the radiation of sound pressures from the outlet(s) to the far field. Predictions are compared with field test data for two ground vehicles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4040, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications II, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392576
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Paul R:Dr. Neiswander, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Stephen G. Kaiser, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4040:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications II
Edward M. Carapezza; Todd M. Hintz, Editor(s)

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