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Frequency-Optimized Detection of Gun Muzzle Flashes

Abstract: 

Methods for remotely detecting a gun muzzle flash, using frequency-optimized detection methods. Small explosive charges are best detected at I/R and visible wavelengths, using optical detectors, whereas large explosive charges may also be detected with antennas. Details of the time course and spectral properties of the flash can be used to distinguish gun muzzle flashes from other radiation.

Patent Number: 
7,420,195
Date Of Issue: 
09/02/2008
Inventors: 

Stephen A. Cerwin; Thomas C. Untermeyer; David Bing Jue Chang; Thomas J. Warnagiris