CRAD COUNTERMINE R&D STUDY

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Authors
  1. McFee, J.
  2. Das, Y.
  3. Carruthers, A.
  4. Murray, S.
  5. Gallagher, P.
  6. Briosi, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
This report summarizes the results of a three month concentrated study aimed at recommending a clear countermine R&D plan to CRAD (Chief, Research and Development). The requirement is driven by a CF (Canadian Forces) operational need, highlighted by the Chief of Defence Staff, to detect and neutralize nonmetallic buried landmines. Although the focus of this countermine study is buried nonmetallic and low metal content antitank and antipersonnel mines, broader threat scenarios and countermine approaches are discussed to ensure that this specific problem is not considered in isolation. An assessment of countermine technologies is presented to determine areas in which the CRAD branch could, within its resources, conduct future R&D. The assessment, based primarily on a review and analysis of past work, is augmented by similar reviews which have been regularly conducted by the authors over the past sixteen years. The experience, knowledge, judgement, and proactive initiatives, such as brainstorming sessions, of CRAD and CF personnel were also used in the assessment. The result is a set of recommendations which outlines a possible R&D program to address the complex and worldwide problem of nonmetallic mines.
Keywords
Countermines;Mine detection;Tomography
Report Number
DRES-SP-174 — Special Publication (Final)
Date of publication
01 Apr 1994
Number of Pages
145
DSTKIM No
94-03852
CANDIS No
143610
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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