Enhanced Hand-held Electromagnetic Induction Sensor for Landmine Detection
Department of Defense
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AbstractCurrently available handheld mine detectors are effective in detecting metal mines and pieces of metal used in the firing mechanisms of non-metallic mines. However, these detectors can have a very high false alarm rate due to an inability to discriminatetargets, particularly the types and shapes of small metal-firing mechanism parts, and they are not effective at localizing small metallic targets within their electromagnetic footprint. We are proposing innovative enhancements to the technology embodiedin the Army standard mine detecting unit AN/PSS-12 that will lead the development of an affordable device that can precisely locate and discriminate between mines and clutter. The Phase I research has demonstrated the feasibility of the basic concept. InPhase II we will develop and test a prototype sensor.
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