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Field test results of a nuclear quadrupole resonance land mine detection system
Author(s): Andrew D. Hibbs; Geoffrey A. Barrall; Simon Beevor; Lowell J. Burnett; K. Derby; A. J. Drew; David M. Gregory; C. S. Hawkins; S. Huo; A. Karunaratne; Daniel K. Lathrop; Young K. Lee; Robert Matthews; Steve Milberger; B. Oehmen; T. Petrov; David C. Skvoretz; S. A. Vierkoetter; David O. Walsh; Chin Wu
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Paper Abstract

We report on field test results conducted during 1999 in Bosnia and at the Army Mine Training School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, on a ne prototype landmine detection system. In all test, non-metallic, anti-personnel (AP) and anti-tank (AT) landmines were detected via the NQR explosive signature with a probability of detection of 100 percent. The initial false alarm rate for the AP mine test was < 5 percent and was reduced to zero by a subsequent remeasurement. The test included typical burial depths and a variety of ground and weather conditions. In addition, the system can tolerate very high levels of metallic clutter and has repeatedly achieved zero false alarm rate when scanning for buried explosives at an EOD test range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4038, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V, (22 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396284
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew D. Hibbs, Information Systems Labs. (United States)
Geoffrey A. Barrall, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Simon Beevor, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Lowell J. Burnett, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
K. Derby, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
A. J. Drew, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
David M. Gregory, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
C. S. Hawkins, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
S. Huo, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
A. Karunaratne, Information Systems Labs. (United States)
Daniel K. Lathrop, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Young K. Lee, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Robert Matthews, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Steve Milberger, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
B. Oehmen, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
T. Petrov, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
David C. Skvoretz, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
S. A. Vierkoetter, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
David O. Walsh, Vista Clara, Inc. (United States)
Chin Wu, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4038:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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