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Characteristics of the mine hunter/killer close-in detector 16-coil vehicular-mounted metal detector array
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Paper Abstract

This report presents a summary of signal strength testing conducted with the metal detector (MD) subsystem of the Mine H/K (hunter/killer) vehicular mine detection system. An overview of the operational characteristics of the MD subsystem, the VMV16, is provided. Tests are described that assess the variation in sensitivity across the MD coil array. Absolute sensitivity measurements of the MD array are also presented. Results presented show that the array has sufficient sensitivity to detect low metal (LM) mines provided the mines are not located further than 3.5 inches from the plane of array. Laboratory experiments indicate that saturation and a limited temporal sampling window severely restrict any opportunity for discrimination based on eddy current decay predictions/comparisions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4394, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445493
Show Author Affiliations
Lloyd S. Riggs, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Frank Wing, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Carl Vern Nelson, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Carl M. Wiggins, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Steven S. Bishop, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4394:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Vivian George, Editor(s)

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