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Significant technical challenges need to be overcome when it comes to detection, location, and identification of small caliber hostile gunfire. The key characteristic for the detection of a small caliber gunfire, which also leads to the most obvious technical challenge, is its short, few milliseconds long, muzzle flash. Other technical challenges include the detection of the fast moving target and the detection of a high energy event, in real-time while covering a large area (Field of View or FOV).
This application note presents results of measurements performed on small caliber muzzle flash using the Telops FAST-IR 1000 high-speed and high performance infrared camera.
Innovative Infrared Imaging