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Developmental and operational testing of the COBRA system for coastal minefield detection
Author(s): Ned H. Witherspoon
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Paper Abstract

The Coastal Systems Station of the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren Division is developing the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system. COBRA is a U.S. Marine Corps advanced technology demonstration utilizing multispectral video sensors deployed in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for automated minefield detection and location from the surfzone to inland areas. The system automatically encodes the craft attitude and position into video down-link for real-time ground tracking on a map, satellite image, or aerial photograph. The system has been developed and deployed extensively in a Cessna 172 during developmental testing (DT-0) and will undergo preliminary operation testing (OT-0) in a Pioneer UAV in the summer of 1996. This paper reviews the status and results of the COBRA developmental and operational testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1996
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 2765, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241261
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Ned H. Witherspoon, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2765:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets
Abinash C. Dubey; Robert L. Barnard; Colin J. Lowe; John E. McFee, Editor(s)

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