Long-term testing of acoustic system for tracking low-flying aircraft

Alexander Sedunov, Hady Salloum, Alexander Sutin, Nikolay Sedunov

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Abstract

Stevens Institute of Technology conducted a longterm test of an acoustic system designed to track low-flying small aircraft in remote locations. The system consists of 4 nodes located between 1 and 4 km apart in a mountainous terrain. Each node is comprised of a pyramid-shaped volumetric cluster of 5 microphones, an embedded computer, and a pan-tilt-zoom camera steered to detected targets in real time. A communication device was used to transfer data to a centralized location. Each node estimates the direction of arrival toward the sound sources and sends it along to a central processing computer. The central computer combines the data from all nodes to generate tracks and classify targets. The duration and the scale of the deployment allowed to identify and solve many problems, including the effects of propagation delays between nodes on cooperative localization and tracking, the seasonal changes in environmental noise, persistent and transient noise sources, and the diversity of targets of opportunity and their signatures. The propagation delay effects led to the development of separate trackers for review of target trajectories and for immediate action such as automatically steering the camera.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018
EditorsTu Minh Phuong, Minh Le Nguyen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538661130
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2018
Event10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018 - Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Duration: Nov 1 2018Nov 3 2018

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Other10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh City
Period11/1/1811/3/18

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Acoustics
Aircraft
Testing
Cameras
Direction of arrival
Data transfer
Microphones
Trajectories
Acoustic waves
Communication
Processing

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Sedunov, A., Salloum, H., Sutin, A., & Sedunov, N. (2018). Long-term testing of acoustic system for tracking low-flying aircraft. In T. M. Phuong, & M. L. Nguyen (Eds.), Proceedings of 2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018 [8573366] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/KSE.2018.8573366
Sedunov, Alexander ; Salloum, Hady ; Sutin, Alexander ; Sedunov, Nikolay. / Long-term testing of acoustic system for tracking low-flying aircraft. Proceedings of 2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018. editor / Tu Minh Phuong ; Minh Le Nguyen. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018.
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Sedunov, A, Salloum, H, Sutin, A & Sedunov, N 2018, Long-term testing of acoustic system for tracking low-flying aircraft. in TM Phuong & ML Nguyen (eds), Proceedings of 2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018., 8573366, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 11/1/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/KSE.2018.8573366

Long-term testing of acoustic system for tracking low-flying aircraft. / Sedunov, Alexander; Salloum, Hady; Sutin, Alexander; Sedunov, Nikolay.

Proceedings of 2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018. ed. / Tu Minh Phuong; Minh Le Nguyen. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. 8573366.

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Sedunov A, Salloum H, Sutin A, Sedunov N. Long-term testing of acoustic system for tracking low-flying aircraft. In Phuong TM, Nguyen ML, editors, Proceedings of 2018 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering, KSE 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. 8573366 https://doi.org/10.1109/KSE.2018.8573366