Accession Number:

ADA610599

Title:

Acoustic Detection and Tracking of a Class I UAS with a Small Tetrahedral Microphone Array

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Report Date:

2014-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

An analysis of detection and tracking performance for a Class I unmanned aircraft system UAS measured with a small tetrahedral microphone array was performed. Detection and tracking algorithms were implemented using beamforming and adaptive Kalman filters. The performance of a coherent energy-based detection algorithm implemented with a delay and sum beamforming algorithm was assessed using receiver operation characteristics ROC curves. Angle tracking was implemented using an adaptive Kalman filter with input from a filter and sum beamforming algorithm. For good signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratios SINR, the estimated azimuth angles had good agreement with ground truth data, but the estimated elevation angles were underestimated inaccurately by a scale factor.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE