Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.T.07. Battlefield Acoustic Sensors. In FY97, initiate the development of acoustic sensor modeling tools to be used to simulate and predict acoustic sensor performance in various propagation environments, engagement scenarios, and translate user requirements to acoustic sensor design parameters. In FY98, verify performance acoustic sensor model against target acoustic signatures in specific propagation environments, and initiate development of sensor emplacement algorithms based on environmental sensor measurement data. In FY99, develop prototype environmental characterization, propagation prediction, and artificial intelligence rule-based sensor deployment algorithms, and initiate integration of environmental sensors (e.g., temperature and wind) with an acoustic sensor package. In FY00, demonstrate capability of environmental sensors integrated with an acoustic sensor as a decision tool to assist battlefield commanders for optimal deployment of acoustic sensor systems in various propagation conditions and engagement scenarios.

Supports: WAM PIP, IMF, RFPI ACTD, Hunter Sensor ATD, FSCS.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Jeffrey R. Heberley John Appel CPT Scott O'Neil
ARDEC SARD-TT Ft. Benning, Dismounted BL
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