Accession Number : ADA114242

Title :   Indigenous Acoustic Detection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 80-31 Dec 81,


Personal Author(s) : Whitesell,James J

PDF Url : ADA114242

Report Date : 26 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Sound producing insects with loud, continuous calling songs cease singing at the approach of an intruder. These naturally occurring insects may, therefore, be used as sensors of enemy infiltrators. Sound levels, calling distances, approach distances, singing restart times, and density surveys were made on ten commonly occurring species of sound producing insects found in southeastern United States and Panama. Briefings with ten DOD groups indicate the need for training in the use of these insect sensors.

Descriptors :   *Intrusion detection, *Acoustic detection, *Insects, *Bioacoustics, Stopping, Approach, Infiltration(Personnel), Enemy, Department of Defense, Training, Noise(Sound)

Subject Categories : Biology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE