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Helicopter acoustic alerting system for high-security facilities
Author(s): Robert L. Steadman; Scott Hansen; Chris Park; Dennis Power
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Paper Abstract

Helicopters present a serious threat to high security facilities such as prisons, nuclear sites, armories, and VIP compounds. They have the ability to instantly bypass conventional security measures focused on ground threats such as fences, check-points, and intrusion sensors. Leveraging the strong acoustic signature inherent in all helicopters, this system would automatically detect, classify, and accurately track helicopters using multi-node acoustic sensor fusion. An alert would be generated once the threat entered a predefined 3-dimension security zone in time for security personnel to repel the assault. In addition the system can precisely identify the landing point on the facility grounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7305, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VIII, 73050C (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820944
Show Author Affiliations
Robert L. Steadman, Textron Defense Systems Corp. (United States)
Scott Hansen, Textron Defense Systems Corp. (United States)
Chris Park, Textron Defense Systems Corp. (United States)
Dennis Power, Textron Defense Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7305:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VIII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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