Detection of small arms fire

Authors

  • Bruce Martin MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates, Halifax, Darmouth, Canada
  • Jacques Bedard MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates, Halifax, Darmouth, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic wave absorption, Acoustic wave refraction, Acoustic waves, Atmospheric acoustics, Guns (armament), Sensors, Shock waves, Small arms fire

Abstract

A small arms fire detector, called Guardian, has been developed for Canadian peacemakers in hostile locations such as Bosnia. Guardian was developed at the MacDonald Dettwiler (MDD) Research Center and the Defense Research Establishment ValCartier (DREV) for the detection, localization, and classification of small arms fire. A description of small arms fire events and how these events are affected by the atmosphere are provided. The various detection techniques employed are described, along with conclusions on the most effective detection technique.

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Published

1998-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Martin B, Bedard J. Detection of small arms fire. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1998 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 18];26(3):48-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1152

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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