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5 October 2011 Multisensor configurations for early sniper detection
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This contribution reports some of the fusion results from the EDA SNIPOD project, where different multisensor configurations for sniper detection and localization have been studied. A project aim has been to cover the whole time line from sniper transport and establishment to shot. To do so, different optical sensors with and without laser illumination have been tested, as well as acoustic arrays and solid state projectile radar. A sensor fusion node collects detections and background statistics from all sensors and employs hypothesis testing and multisensor estimation programs to produce unified and reliable sniper alarms and accurate sniper localizations. Operator interfaces that connect to the fusion node should be able to support both sniper countermeasures and the guidance of personnel to safety. Although the integrated platform has not been actually built, sensors have been evaluated at common field trials with military ammunitions in the caliber range 5.56 to 12.7 mm, and at sniper distances up to 900 m. It is concluded that integrating complementary sensors for pre- and postshot sniper detection in a common system with automatic detection and fusion will give superior performance, compared to stand alone sensors. A practical system is most likely designed with a cost effective subset of available complementary sensors.
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D. Lindgren, D. Bank, L. Carlsson, R. Dulski, Y. Duval, G. Fournier, R. Grasser, H. Habberstad, C. Jacquelard, M. Kastek, R. Otterlei, G.-P. Piau, F. Pierre, I. Renhorn, L. Sjöqvist, O. Steinvall, and P. Trzaskawka "Multisensor configurations for early sniper detection", Proc. SPIE 8186, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications V, 81860D (5 October 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.898263
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