Patent Number: 7,710,827

Title: Methods and systems for conducting near-field source tracking

Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for signal source tracking. A signal emitted over time from a moving source is a collection of small sub-signals that were emitted by the source at different positions along its path. If the source is traveling at a slower speed than the signal, the sub-signals will arrive at a given sensor in the same order that they were released. By identifying the locations and times of the releases of several of these sub-signals, the path and velocity of the moving source can be estimated.

Inventors: Arnoult, Jr.; Kenneth M. (Fairbanks, AK), Olson; John V. (Fairbanks, AK), Szuberla; Curt A. L. (Fairbanks, AK)

Assignee: University of Alaska

International Classification: G01S 5/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018