Enhanced Hand-held Electromagnetic Induction Sensor for Landmine Detection

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