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Unread 02-07-2011, 04:56 PM
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Interest in personal acoustic target

I've been fiddling with an wireless open air acoustic target as a hobby project for some years. It is basically an array of microphones that detects supersonic bullets and calculate their position in open air. This means that any you can e.g shoot at a paper target (or a milk jug!) and detect the coordinates of the bullet passing by.

I am still in early prototyping of this system, but I'm getting promising results. I was wondering if this is a system that would be in interest for fellow long range hunters and shooters? I have not found any similar systems for civilians on the open market yet. It basically does the same job as your spotter buddy but with probably at least 1/4 inch accuracy
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    Unread 02-07-2011, 05:02 PM
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    Re: Interest in personal acoustic target

    I'm interested.
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    Unread 02-07-2011, 05:11 PM
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    Re: Interest in personal acoustic target

    Interesting.....
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    Unread 02-07-2011, 05:14 PM
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    Re: Interest in personal acoustic target

    Me too...
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    Unread 02-07-2011, 05:37 PM
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    Re: Interest in personal acoustic target

    At least three potential customers
    The downside with such a product is that it will cost money. If I take it further and try to make it a real product, my guess is that the price tag will be in the $600-$900 price range. But that really depends on the feature set and how big the volume is. FCC approval is also quite expensive, but I believe is mandatory for selling RF-equipment in the US.

    I have really no clue on how big the world wide long range shooting community is and if there is going to be a market for such a product.
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    Unread 02-07-2011, 05:47 PM
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    Re: Interest in personal acoustic target

    Do you have a working prototype?

    What can you tell us about the features and functionality?
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    Unread 02-07-2011, 05:57 PM
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    Re: Interest in personal acoustic target

    Would not call it a prototype yet. I have the mathematics in order, and have done some field testing to prove the concept. I work with embedded SW/HW at my regular work.
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