Enhanced Hand-held Electromagnetic Induction Sensor for Landmine Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAD19-01-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: A992-0994
Amount: $720,816.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8910 University Center Lane, Suite #900, San Diego, CA, 92122
DUNS: 824920086
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Bell
 Project Manager
 (703) 413-0500
Business Contact
 Thomas Bell
Title: Vice President
Phone: (703) 413-0500
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Currently 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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