Accession Number:

ADA478768

Title:

Selected Problems of Sniper Acoustic Localization

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MILITARY UNIV OF TECHNOLOGY WARSAW (POLAND)

Report Date:

2006-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Acoustic signals of small arms fire, the muzzle blast and the shock wave generated by a supersonic bullet in air, are difficult to mask and can be exploited for localization of the hidden sniper. The paper presents the system of acoustic measurements based on a number of both directional and omnidirectional microphones detecting the shock wave only, yielding exact solution for the sniper direction in spite of certain measurement errors in the directional measurements. The system has a self-correcting ability concerning the sound directional measurements which contributes to the system technical feasibility. Auxiliary muzzle blast measurements would yield the sniper position.

Subject Categories:

  • Direction Finding
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE