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Operational standoff mine detection: its technology and application
Author(s): Terilee Hanshaw; Denis M. Reidy
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Paper Abstract

This paper explores the application of standoff vehicular mounted mine detection technologies. These technologies could support a fieldable standoff mine detection system for the digitized battlefield.In the rapidly evolving countermine field, the standoff detection of mines has become a goal for Government, industrial research and development communities. Standoff mine detection is demanded by worldwide armed forces and extolled by industry. Obvious benefits, such as operator safety, increased reaction time, and enhanced vehicle maneuverability sustain standoff developments. In order to determine those inclusive standoff detection requisites the authors discuss overall worldwide vehicular mounted mine detection requirements. The authors provide a tabulated assessment of these worldwide requirements. Consideration is made of both vertical and horizontal sensors which constitute the industrial community's technical developments. Incorporation of common digitized positioning systems and multiply-correlated technologies, will be described. The resultant digitization of the acquired horizontal and vertical standoff data and detection results are considered with respect to a standard Geographic Information System Universal Transverse Mercator databases. These data and results can be applied to later relocation and remediation activities. Finally requirements and technologies are crosswalked to determine the best technology application at the least operational risk. Concluding remarks provide suggestions for the US Army and industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3079, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets II, (22 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280868
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Terilee Hanshaw, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Denis M. Reidy, Geo-Centers, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3079:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets II
Abinash C. Dubey; Robert L. Barnard, Editor(s)

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