Detection of rifle, sniper& small arm shooting /firing can be
done by the Solar Blind UV (SBUV) imaging technology and maybe used
for force protection & snipers detection.
The UV signature of the firing is due to the secondary burning of
the residual gun powder, ejected from the barrel.
The detection of the uv signature occurs at a distance of about 20-50
cm from the rifle muzzle.
imaging of SA-58 rifle shooting is shown in the figures below, in
the three display modes of the
camera, situated prependicular to the shooting direction.
Visible only mode
UV only mode
& video of UV signature gunshot detection with the same rifle,
from 40m distance, the
camera is situated at 30° to the shooting direction are shown
to the right.
& video) from short distance of Kalashnikov
AK-47 rifle shooting is shown below.