Senior Design Award Spring 2017 Winner

ASTRA: Active Shooter Tactical Response Assistant


Team members: Ben McCall, Puja Patel, Rohini Shah, Aryan Toughiry, and Joel Williams

Faculty Supervisors: Dr. Kathleen Wage and Dr. Kenneth Hintz

ASTRA is a network of acoustic sensor arrays that provides law enforcement, private security and emergency medical teams with fast and accurate location information in an outdoor active shooter situation within seconds of a shot being fired. ASTRA is an automatic detection system that is not dependent on any human input, which can be prone to error in a chaotic, high - pressure situation. ASTRA is able to detect a list of specific firearms, which was determined after researching which specific firearms were used in active shooter situations