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Long-range propagation effects observed during Acoustic Counter Battery System tests
Author(s): Doru Velea; Michael Cardinale; Kevin Torvik; Andy LaRow; Jay Chang
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Paper Abstract

In March 2005, Planning Systems, Inc. (PSI), Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) and the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) tested the PSI Acoustic Counter Battery System (ACBS) at the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). ACBS was designed to acoustically detect and locate mortar fire, and to detect and locate heavy artillery fire out to ranges beyond 12 km. During analysis of the test data, we discovered that long-range sensors were receiving multiple pulses in doublets and triplets from a single shot. Additionally, we observed that the leading pulses were arriving earlier than anticipated by surface speed of sound calculations. The analysis team modeled the atmosphere recorded during the test and identified the possible causes of multiple arrivals by modeling the supersonic projectile trajectory and by using Green's Function Parabolic Equation numerical techniques to propagate recorded pulses from the source to receivers. The lessons learned will be applied to adjust the signal processing algorithms in the ACBS. This paper describes the test setup and reports the results of the analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6219, Enabling Technologies and Design of Nonlethal Weapons, 62190D (26 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663304
Show Author Affiliations
Doru Velea, Planning Systems Inc. (United States)
Michael Cardinale, Planning Systems Inc. (United States)
Kevin Torvik, Planning Systems Inc. (United States)
Andy LaRow, Planning Systems Inc. (United States)
Jay Chang, U. S. Army Research Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6219:
Enabling Technologies and Design of Nonlethal Weapons
Glenn T. Shwaery; John G. Blitch; Carlton Land, Editor(s)

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