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Unattended acoustic sensor simulation of TG25 trials using CHORALE workshop
Author(s): Patrick Gozard; Alain Le Goff; Pierre Naz; Thierry Cathala; Jean Latger; Yann Dupuy
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Paper Abstract

The simulation workshop CHORALE of the French DGA is used by government services and industrial companies for weapon system validation and qualification trials in the infrared domain, and detection of moving vehicles in the acoustic domain. Recently, acoustic simulation tests were performed on the 3D geometrical database of the DGA/DCE/ETBS proving ground. Results have been compared to the acoustic measurements of the NATO-TG25 trials. This article describes the trials, the modeling of the 3D geometrical database and the comparison between acoustic simulation results and measurements. The 3D scene is described by a set of polygons. Each polygon is characterized by its acoustic resistivity or its complex impedance. Sound sources are associated with moving vehicles and are characterized by their spectra and directivities. A microphone sensor is defined by its position, its frequency band and its directivity. For each trial, atmospheric profiles (air temperature, pressure and humidity according to altitude), trajectories and sound spectrum of moving objects were measured. These data were used to prepare the scenario for the acoustic simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5431, Targets and Backgrounds X: Characterization and Representation, (5 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542642
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick Gozard, ETBS (France)
Alain Le Goff, Delegation Generale pour Armament (France)
Pierre Naz, French German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (France)
Thierry Cathala, OKTAL Synthetic Environment (France)
Jean Latger, OKTAL Synthetic Environment (France)
Yann Dupuy, OKTAL Synthetic Environment (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5431:
Targets and Backgrounds X: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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