Resources Contact Us Home
Projectile impact location determination system and method

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #6367800.

An impact location determination system (20) includes a damage resistant strike plate (22) having a planar surface (26) adapted to be impacted by a projectile (28). Pressure sensor assemblies (55) are embedded in the strike plate (22) and detect a pressure disturbance event outwardly propagating as a wave (36) from an impact location (34). The wave (36) propagates through the strike plate (22) at a propagation velocity that is slower than the speed of sound for the strike plate (22). A signal processing circuit (32) measures time difference of arrival figures (196 and 198) between pairs of pressure sensors (140 and 142) and determines the impact location (34) in response to the time difference of arrival figures (196 and 198) and the velocity of the wave (36) through the strike plate (22).

  Recently Added Patents
Method and apparatus for controlled reoxygenation
Translation system adapted for query translation via a reranking framework
Cucumber plants with a compact growing habit
Systems and methods for dissipating an electric charge while insulating a structure
Acoustic measuring instrument
Establishing a graphical user interface (`GUI`) theme
LED-array package
  Randomly Featured Patents
System, method and computer readable media for reducing wheel sliding on a locomotive
Phytases and methods for producing these phytases
Exhaust system having angled baffle
Bank note sorting and counting machine component
Surveying instrument
Method and system for manufacturing whole soy milk
Fast 4-2 carry save adder using multiplexer logic
Pest control with pyrimidines
Drill or milling head
Rust inhibitor additive compositions, method of making, and aqueous fluids containing the same