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The development of a biomimetic acoustic direction finding system for use on multiple platforms
Author(s): Socrates Deligeorges; David Anderson; Cassandra A. Browning; Howard Cohen; David Freedman; Tyler Gore; Christian Karl; Sarah Kelsall; David Mountain; Marianne Nourzad; Yirong Pu; Matt Sandifer; Shuwan Xue; Leah Ziph-Schatzberg; Allyn Hubbard
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the flow of scientific and technological achievements beginning with a stationary "small, smart, biomimetic acoustic processor" designed for DARPA that led to a program aimed at acoustic characterization and direction finding for multiple, mobile platforms. ARL support and collaboration has allowed us to adapt the core technology to multiple platforms including a Packbot robotic platform, a soldier worn platform, as well as a vehicle platform. Each of these has varying size and power requirements, but miniaturization is an important component of the program for creating practical systems which we address further in companion papers. We have configured the system to detect and localize gunfire and tested system performance with live fire from numerous weapons such as the AK47, the Dragunov, and the AR15. The ARL-sponsored work has led to connections with Natick Labs and the Future Force Warrior program, and in addition, the work has many and obvious applications to homeland defense, police, and civilian needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6963, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications X, 696313 (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784246
Show Author Affiliations
Socrates Deligeorges, BioMimetic Systems, Inc. (United States)
David Anderson, BioMimetic Systems, Inc. (United States)
Boston Univ. (United States)
Cassandra A. Browning, Boston Univ. (United States)
Howard Cohen, Boston Univ. (United States)
David Freedman, Boston Univ. (United States)
Tyler Gore, BioMimetic Systems, Inc. (United States)
Christian Karl, Boston Univ. (United States)
BioMimetic Systems, Inc. (United States)
Sarah Kelsall, Boston Univ. (United States)
David Mountain, BioMimetic Systems, Inc. (United States)
Boston Univ. (United States)
Marianne Nourzad, Boston Univ. (United States)
Yirong Pu, Boston Univ. (United States)
Matt Sandifer, Boston Univ. (United States)
Shuwan Xue, BioMimetic Systems, Inc. (United States)
Leah Ziph-Schatzberg, Boston Univ. (United States)
Allyn Hubbard, Boston Univ. (United States)
BioMimetic Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6963:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications X
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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