Passive acoustic methods of small boat detection, tracking and classification

Alexander Pollara, Alexander Sutin, Hady Salloum

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Abstract

Passive acoustic methods can detect, track and classify surface and underwater vessels. We consider the application of these systems for DHS interests with attention to small boats. We present a review of various methods of detection and tracking for low-cost low-power systems with a few hydrophones. The analysis of acoustic signatures of boats to determine their physical parameters (shaft and engine rate, number of propellers and blades, and engine firing rate) is discussed in detail. These parameters can be used for vessel classification. The analysis used acoustic recordings of boats from the Stevens acoustic library.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509063567
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2017 - Waltham, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2017Apr 26 2017

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Other2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWaltham
Period4/25/174/26/17

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Pollara, A., Sutin, A., & Salloum, H. (2017). Passive acoustic methods of small boat detection, tracking and classification. In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2017 [7943488] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2017.7943488
Pollara, Alexander ; Sutin, Alexander ; Salloum, Hady. / Passive acoustic methods of small boat detection, tracking and classification. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017.
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Passive acoustic methods of small boat detection, tracking and classification. / Pollara, Alexander; Sutin, Alexander; Salloum, Hady.

2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. 7943488.

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Pollara A, Sutin A, Salloum H. Passive acoustic methods of small boat detection, tracking and classification. In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. 7943488 https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2017.7943488