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Acoustic detection and localization of weapons fire by unattended ground sensors and aerostat-borne sensors
Author(s): P. Naz; Ch. Marty; S. Hengy; L. S. Miller
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Paper Abstract

The detection and localization of artillery guns on the battlefield is envisaged by means of acoustic and seismic waves. The main objective of this work is to examine the different frequency ranges usable for the detection of small arms, mortars, and artillery guns on the same hardware platform. The main stages of this study have consisted of: data acquisition of the acoustic signals of the different weapons used, signal processing and evaluation of the localization performance for various types of individual arrays, and modeling of the wave propagation in the atmosphere. The study of the propagation effects on the signatures of these weapons is done by comparing the acoustic signals measured during various days, at ground level and at the altitude of our aerostat (typically 200 m). Numerical modeling has also been performed to reinforce the interpretation of the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7333, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XI, 73330N (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819450
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P. Naz, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (France)
Ch. Marty, La Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (France)
S. Hengy, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (France)
L. S. Miller, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7333:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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