Canadian Teleoperated Landmine Detection Systems. Part II: Antipersonnel Landmine Detection

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Authors
  1. Faust, A.A.
  2. Chesney, R.H.
  3. Das, Y.
  4. McFee, J.E.
  5. Russell, K.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Continuing with the description of the Canadian teleoperated mine detection systems, in this paper we will focus on systems developed primarily for antipersonnel (AP) landmine detection. The Articulated Robotic Scanner (ARS) is a system approach that uses a generic robotic device capable of automatically moving a landmine detection sensor over natural ground surfaces in a manner to an operator. Exploiting the cost efficiency of proven high sensitivity commercial-off-the-shelf sensors, such as the metal detectors widely employed by military and humanitarian deminers, the high-precision automation of the ARS can be utilized to provide a low cost and low weight scanning imaging sensor that can be carried on a small autonomous platform. Concurrent with the ARS project, Defence R&D – Suffield has maintained an active programme in the development of portable AP landmine detection systems, a number of which will be described. Together, these projects inspired a more ambitious vision, the Canadian Sensor Integration Concept (CANSIC), which applies the successful multi-sensor landmine detection approach to a small autonomous vehicle, using complementary sensors designed for antipersonnel landmine detection. Using a high-mobility robotic platform, the envisioned system incorporates five separate technologies: two hiper-spectral cameras, thermal and visual/near infrared, along with a scanning sensor imaging system mounted on a purpose build articulated robotic scanner, working in conj
Keywords
Articulated Robotic Scanner;Robots in Landmine Detection
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-SL-2003-081 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
15 Jul 2005
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
CA026255
CANDIS No
524070
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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