Final Report Shield Project 12rh - Advanced Handheld Mine Detection

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Authors
  1. McFee, J.E.
  2. Das, Y.
  3. Faust, A.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Between 1995 and 2005, fundamental R&D was conducted under Shield Project 12rh, “Advanced Hand-held Mine Detector", with the aim of developing a hand-held multi-sensor landmine detector. The military sponsor for the project was DLR-7, with J3 Engineering Operations and DCSEM maintaining an active interest. Humanitarian and military mine detection requirements differ, but because there was a common core of R&D needed, Canadian Center for Mine Action Technologies (CCMAT) also provided substantial sponsorship. This report describes the objectives and results of the project. All three objectives of the project were met. The first was to deliver a multi-sensor hand-held landmine detector concept demonstrator to the CF. The second was to assist DLR 7 in development of a technical specifiation in support of minor requirements acquisition of a new mine detector. The third objective was to develop a capability to discriminate targets from clutter. Out of the project's 8 milestones, 5 were completed by project end and 3 were partially completed. Multi-sensor mine detection conducted under this project has involved leading edge research in a variety of scientific areas, including electromagnetic induction, infrared imaging, ground penetrating radar, acoustics, nuclear physics, X-ray imaging, data fusion and robotics. The Threat Detection Group is considered a leader in mine detection research. Group members led or participated in a number of international panels and have co-chaired or

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Keywords
landmine detection;research and development;test and evaluation;electromagnetic induction;metal detectors;ground penetrating radar;infrared imaging;x-ray imaging;thermal neutron analysis;fast neutron analysis;electrical impedance tomography;confirmation sensors;optical tripwire detection;robotics;teleoperation;multi-sensor;data fusion
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-TR-2005-159 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2005
Number of Pages
56
DSTKIM No
CA026738
CANDIS No
524673
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Electronic Document(PDF)

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