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Surveillance, detection, and 3D infrared tracking of bullets, rockets, mortars, and artillery
Author(s): Daniel H. Leslie; Howard Hyman; Fritz Moore; Mark D. Squire
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Paper Abstract

We describe test results using the FIRST (Fast InfraRed Sniper Tracker) to detect, track, and range to bullets in flight for determining the location of the bullet launch point. The technology developed for the FIRST system can be used to provide detection and accurate 3D track data for other small threat objects including rockets, mortars, and artillery in addition to bullets. We discuss the radiometry and detection range for these objects, and discuss the trade-offs involved in design of the very fast optical system for acquisition, tracking, and ranging of these targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4393, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications III, (27 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441268
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Daniel H. Leslie, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Howard Hyman, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Fritz Moore, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Mark D. Squire, Exponent, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4393:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications III
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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