Acoustic Detection of a Fixed-Wing UAV
AbstractThe following paper presents results obtained from experiments conducted to investigate the viability of acoustic sensing to form the basis of a non-cooperative aircraft collision avoidance system. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fitted with two microphones was flown in the vicinity of another airborne UAV to determine the maximum distance at which the intruding aircraft could be detected. A two-dimensional analytical model to approximate the minimum detection distance required to facilitate an avoidance maneuver for a given spatial configuration is presented. A method to increase detection distances by exploiting the harmonic nature of acoustic signals generated by propeller-driven aircraft is also presented. The method significantly increases the detection distances compared to the commonly used incoherent spectral mean. It was found that a small gasoline-powered UAV could be detected at distances up to 678 m, which is more than double the minimum required to avoid a head-on collision. View Full-Text
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Harvey, B.; O’Young, S. Acoustic Detection of a Fixed-Wing UAV. Drones 2018, 2, 4.
Harvey B, O’Young S. Acoustic Detection of a Fixed-Wing UAV. Drones. 2018; 2(1):4.Chicago/Turabian Style
Harvey, Brendan; O’Young, Siu. 2018. "Acoustic Detection of a Fixed-Wing UAV." Drones 2, no. 1: 4.