Apr 28, 2013

of now you can pinpoint gunfire with your smartphone

A team of computer engineers from Vanderbilt University, led by Akos Ledeczi, has developed hardware and software to turn an Android smartphone into a sniper finder. It’s a similar idea to the ShotSpotter, a system used in Seattle to track locations of shooting incidents. There are two versions of the system. One uses a single microphone per module, but requires at least six separate phones to accurately calculate the location of the shooter. The second setup has four microphones in each (slightly larger) sensor module, but needs only two separate phones to locate the sniper.

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