[linux-audio-user] Re: Free Software vs. Open Source: Where do *you* stand?

fons adriaensen fons.adriaensen at skynet.be
Sat Feb 25 20:36:49 EST 2006

On Sat, Feb 25, 2006 at 08:22:49PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 21:40 +0100, Wolfgang Woehl wrote:
> > May I ask what use a private military contractor has for 
> > audiotools?
> > 
> Most of the defence contractor types working on the -rt kernel seem to
> be doing simulation stuff.  But I can think of a zillion other uses.
> There are devices you can scatter around a position that talk to each
> other and can detect intruders by sound and will tell you if the
> perimeter is breached.  I would expect active noise suppression to be
> popular with defence contractors.  Etc...

One actual application is localisation of snipers. Using an array
of microphones capturing the shockwave of a bullet that passes
nearby, it's possible to work out where it came from. It's used
by the US troops in Iraq.


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