A multisensor mine detector for peacekeepint - Improved Landmine Detector Concept (ILDC)

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Authors
  1. McFee, J.E.
  2. Carruthers, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The Improved Landmine Detector Concept (ILDC) Project was initiated in Autumn 1994 to develop a prototype vehicle mounted mine detector for low metal content and nonmetallic mines for a peacekeeping role on roads. The system will consist of a teleoperated vehicle carrying a highly sensitive electromagnetic induction (EMI) detector, an infrared imager (IR), ground probing radar (GPR), and a thermal neutron activation (TNA) detector for confirmation. The IR, EMI and TNA detectors have been under test since 1995 and the GPR will be received in June 1996. Results of performance trials of the individual detectors are discussed. Various design configurations and their tradeoffs are discussed. Fusion of data from the detectors are discussed. Various design configurations and their tradeoffs are discussed. Fusion of data from the detectors to reduce false alarm rate and increase probability of detection, a key element to the success of the system, is discussed. An advanced development model of the system is expected to be complete by Srping 1997.
Keywords
Nonmetallic mines;Ground penetrating radar;Improved Landmine Detection Project;Low metal mines;Sensor fusion;Low-metal mines;Neutron generators;Thermal Neutron Activation (TNA)
Report Number
DRES-SL-2000-0147 —
Date of publication
10 Oct 2000
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
CA010091
CANDIS No
514414
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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