Status Report for Selection of Sites for Background Noise Signature Data Base Development.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A major objective of the Remotely Monitored Battlefield Sensor System REMBASS is to develop seismic or acoustic sensors, or both, that can identify and classify various kinds of targets, such as tracked and wheeled vehicles and men walking, in diverse world environments. Further, the sensors must be able to discriminate between signals emanating from the targets and signals generated by background noise sources present in a given area. The purpose of this project was to identify areas in West Germany and the Middle East Jordan for which background noise data sources were known or could be estimated, and match the information from those areas to sites in the United States that could be used for REMBASS sensor evaluation or testing. Three study areas were selected in the North German Plain, one in eastern Jordan, three in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the U. S., and one in southwest Texas. It is concluded that an acceptable degree of similarity in background noise source characteristics can be established between the study areas selected in the North German Plain and those chosen in the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Likewise, an acceptable correlation was made between the background noise sources identified in eastern Jordan and those identified in southwest Texas. Author
- Military Intelligence
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors
- Seismic Detection and Detectors