EVALUATION OF A PROTOTYPE MAGNETIC SURFACE CLEARANCE VEHICLE

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Authors
  1. McFee, J.E.
  2. Das, Y.
  3. Chesney, R.H.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The paper describes trials carried out at CFB Wainwright to determine the feasibility of a prototype magnetic sweeper vehicles for military range surface clearance of unexploded ordnance and shrapnel. The effects on pickup performance of terrain type, vegetative cover, shell type, vehicle speed, magnet power, position and orientation of shell relative to the magnet, and magnet-to-ground distance are all investigated. Performance is seen to be very good for most shell types and the main factor affecting performance is seen to be magnet-to-ground distance. A number of recommendations for vehicle redesign and for operational procedures are also included.
Report Number
TP-521 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1980
Number of Pages
58
DSTKIM No
80-03541
CANDIS No
91219
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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