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Sophisticated test facility to detect land mines
Author(s): Wim de Jong; Henk A. Lensen; Yvonne H. L. Janssen
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Paper Abstract

In the framework of the Dutch government humanitarian demining project 'HOM-2000', an outdoor test facility has been realized to test, improve and develop detection equipment for land mines. This sophisticated facility, allows us to access and compare the performance of the individual and of a combination of different sensor against a variety of threats. The test facility entails six test lanes of 30 square meters each, filled with different types of soil. The groundwater level of the lanes can be regulated separately and the temperature of the soil and of the st miens is monitored. A moveable measurement platform has been realized which is completely free of electrically conducting materials. With this platform the individual or fused detection system can be moved automatically over the whole test site with an accuracy of one centimeter in every direction. Test mines and mine-like objects have been placed in the lanes. The set of test mines contains nine different types of both anti personnel and anti tank mines, low metal content and non-metal mines. To simulate the high explosives, the test mines have been filled with a silicone rubber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357030
Show Author Affiliations
Wim de Jong, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Henk A. Lensen, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Yvonne H. L. Janssen, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3710:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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