Evaluation of Hand-Held GPR System for AP Landmine Detection - Final Report

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Authors
  1. Das, Y.
  2. Benson, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Sensors & Software Inc, Mississauga ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Under the sponsorship of the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies (CCMAT), Sensors & Software Inc. have investigated the potential of a hand-held ground penetrating radar (GPR) for anti-personnel (AP) landmine detection. A combined experimental, modelling and interpretation program has been used to explore soil conditions, landmine characteristics, and the impact of basic GPR parameters. This report summarizes information presented in five prior reports as well as testing of a rudimentary hand-held scanning device. The study concludes that a hand-held GPR for detecting AP landmines with a high probability of detection and an acceptably low false alarm rate is not achievable at the present time, particularly under the financial, technical and other constraints of humanitarian demining.
Keywords
GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar);Land mine detectors;Hand held detectors;Humanitarian demining
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-CR-2003-119 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2003
Number of Pages
150
DSTKIM No
CA022793
CANDIS No
519853
Format(s):
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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