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Capabilities study of airborne acoustic sensor arrays
Author(s): Wayne E. Prather; David H. Bridges; Tom Edwards; David S. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

Miltec Research & Technology along with the National Center for Physical Acoustics, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, and Mississippi State University Aerospace Department have performed a detailed study of the benefits and issues associated with the implementation of an array of acoustic sensors on airborne platforms both moving and stationary. In order to facilitate this a platform has been developed for the testing of airborne acoustic arrays used in detection, tracking, and identification of objects of interest. The test bed has been selected such that it is optimized for this effort within reasonable limitations on complexity and costs. This approach allows for the determination of best case performance parameters for acoustic arrays on aerial platforms. Issues related to the design of the platform as well as measured results will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6562, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications IX, 656209 (11 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724965
Show Author Affiliations
Wayne E. Prather, Miltec Research and Technology (United States)
David H. Bridges, Mississippi State Univ. (United States)
Tom Edwards, Raspet Flight Research Lab. (United States)
David S. Thompson, Mississippi State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6562:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications IX
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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