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Counter sniper: a small projectile and gunfire localization system
Author(s): Fritz Moore; Daniel H. Leslie; Howard Hyman; Mark D. Squire
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a prototype sensor system for detection and 3D tracking of bullets and other small projectiles. The intended purpose of the system is to rapidly locate a sniper to a few meters accuracy at ranges to 1 km in three dimensions. The system detects and tracks a single bullet, and based on the measured 3D trajectory, backtracks to the sniper location. Details of the system are describe including optics, infrared camera, scanning system, laser ranging system, computer control and electronics, and data reduction algorithm. The system has been field tested against bullets, and has been shown to locate a sniper to a few meters accuracy at 500 meters range. Plans for improving tracking performance are also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, (21 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417534
Show Author Affiliations
Fritz Moore, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Daniel H. Leslie, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Howard Hyman, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Mark D. Squire, Exponent, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4232:
Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security
Simon K. Bramble; Lenny I. Rudin; Simon K. Bramble; Edward M. Carapezza; Lenny I. Rudin, Editor(s)

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