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Fusion solution for soldier wearable gunfire detection systems
Author(s): George Cakiades; Sachi Desai; Socrates Deligeorges; Bruce E. Buckland; Jemin George
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Paper Abstract

Currently existing acoustic based Gunfire Detection Systems (GDS) such as soldier wearable, vehicle mounted, and fixed site devices provide enemy detection and localization capabilities to the user. However, the solution to the problem of portability versus performance tradeoff remains elusive. The Data Fusion Module (DFM), described herein, is a sensor/platform agnostic software supplemental tool that addresses this tradeoff problem by leveraging existing soldier networks to enhance GDS performance across a Tactical Combat Unit (TCU). The DFM software enhances performance by leveraging all available acoustic GDS information across the TCU synergistically to calculate highly accurate solutions more consistently than any individual GDS in the TCU. The networked sensor architecture provides additional capabilities addressing the multiple shooter/fire-fight problems in addition to sniper detection/localization. The addition of the fusion solution to the overall Size, Weight and Power & Cost (SWaP&C) is zero to negligible. At the end of the first-year effort, the DFM integrated sensor network's performance was impressive showing improvements upwards of 50% in comparison to a single sensor solution. Further improvements are expected when the networked sensor architecture created in this effort is fully exploited.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8388, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XIV, 838802 (24 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924733
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George Cakiades, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Sachi Desai, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Socrates Deligeorges, BioMimetic Systems, Inc. (United States)
Bruce E. Buckland, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (United States)
Jemin George, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8388:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XIV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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