Acoustic weapons ‐ a prospective assessment

@article{Altmann2001AcousticW,
  title={Acoustic weapons ‐ a prospective assessment},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Altmann},
  journal={Science \& Global Security},
  year={2001},
  volume={9},
  pages={165 - 234}
}
  • J. Altmann
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Physics
  • Science & Global Security
Acoustic weapons are under research and development in a few countries. Advertised as one type of non‐lethal weapon, they are said to immediately incapacitate opponents while avoiding permanent physical damage. Reliable information on specifications or effects is scarce, however. The present article sets out to provide basic information in several areas: effects of large‐amplitude sound on humans, potential high‐power sources, and propagation of strong sound. Concerning the first area, it turns… 
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