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Three layers of battlefield gunfire protection: soldier, vehicle, and area protection sensors
Author(s): R. L. Showen; R. B. Calhoun; Wai C. Chu; Jason Dunham
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Paper Abstract

The ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System® has a flexible architecture that employs a wireless network of sensors mounted on buildings, vehicles, or soldiers. These distributed arrays with redundant acoustic paths combine audio time of arrival and/or angle of arrival from multiple sensors to calculate locations in challenging environments with obstructions or reflections. Muzzle and bullet sounds can be used depending on the proximity of the sensors to the bullet trajectory. Large array geometries allow not only close-range sniper detection but also wide-area situational awareness of enemy weapon activity. Examples of acoustic detections are presented in this paper using data from a combination of fixed and mobile sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6963, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications X, 69630H (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784918
Show Author Affiliations
R. L. Showen, ShotSpotter, Inc. (United States)
R. B. Calhoun, ShotSpotter, Inc. (United States)
Wai C. Chu, ShotSpotter, Inc. (United States)
Jason Dunham, ShotSpotter, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6963:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications X
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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