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High-performance air acoustic detection and classification sensor
Author(s): Richard Porter; Robert Raines; Barry Jones
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Paper Abstract

Acoustic signals are a principal detection modality for unattended sensor systems. However, the performance of these systems is frequently suboptimal due to insufficient dynamic range in small systems or excess power consumption in larger systems. This paper discusses an approach to developing an unattended ground sensor (UGS) system that has the best features of both worlds. This system, developed by McQ Inc., has exceptional dynamic range (> 100 dB) while operating at power levels of 1.5-5 watts. The system also has a user definable signal parameter library and automated detection methodology that will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7333, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XI, 73330W (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817876
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Porter, McQ, Inc. (United States)
Robert Raines, McQ, Inc. (United States)
Barry Jones, McQ, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7333:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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