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Discrimination of chemical/biological versus high-explosive artillery rounds using acoustic and seismic data fusion
Author(s): Christian G. Reiff; Monique P. Fargues; David Gonski
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Paper Abstract

The threat of chemical and biological weapons is a serious problem and the ability to determine if an incoming artillery round contains high explosives or a chemical/biological agent is valuable information to anyone on the battlefield. Early detection of a chemical or biological agent provides the soldier with more time to respond to the threat. Information about the round type and location can be obtained from acoustic and seismic sensors and fused with information from radars, infrared and video cameras, and meteorological sensors to identify the round type quickly after detonation. This paper will describe the work with ground based acoustic and seismic sensors to discriminate between round types in a program sponsored by the Soldier Biological and Chemical Command.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5099, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2003, (1 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488671
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Christian G. Reiff, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Monique P. Fargues, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
David Gonski, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5099:
Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2003
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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