Ground based Acoustic Multi-Mission Sensors are all placed by hand. For proper placing of the sensor the following rules apply:
- They should be placed reasonably close to the sound source of interest
- They should be far from other sources of noise to avoid interference
- They should be placed in the open field / not in forest or terrain dips
- Obstacles/ reflective objects (e.g. walls) should be avoided
- They should be placed in such a way that they can communicate with the command post
Once a suitable location has been identified the sensor needs to be aligned to a reference point or true north. This alignment is required to get the correct directions to an acoustic event that has been detected. The combination of multiple detections by various sensors provide an exact localisation of the event.
Placing a sensor post should not take more than 5 minutes by trained crew.