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7,586,812: Systems and methods of identifying/locating weapon fire including return fire, targeting,

  • Type: US
  • Application Number: 11/981827
  • Publication Date: Sep 8 2009
  • Filing Date: Oct 30 2007
  • Abstract:

    A system and method for detecting, identifying, and fixing the location of the source of an acoustic event. The inventive system includes: a plurality of sensors dispersed at somewhat regular intervals throughout a monitored area; a communication network adapted to deliver information from the sensors to a host processor; and a process within the host processor for determining, from the absolute times of arrival of an event at two or more sensors, a position of the source of the event. Acoustic events are detected and analyzed at each sensor so that the sensor transmits over the network: an identifier for the sensor; an identifier for the type of event; and a precise absolute time of arrival of the event at the sensor. In a preferred embodiment, the system also identifies the type of weapon firing a gunshot.

  • More Information: USPTO record