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Rapid area coverage for unexploded ordnance using UAVs incorporating magnetic sensors
Author(s): Alexander R. Perry; Peter V. Czipott; David O. Walsh
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Paper Abstract

Tensor magnetic gradiometry reports accurate direction and approximate range to an UXO using a single point measurement. Instead of using a sparse grid of points, a UAV can fly a series of adjacent tracks and acquire the data needed to locate all items. Some recent modeling suggests that normal UAV flight speeds can achieve an area coverage rate of 15 acres/minute. This contrasts sharply with total field magnetic techniques that require a much denser grid of sensor tracks. Synthetic data from equivalent surface-based measurements and simulations of real time processing substantiate the models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4741, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Warfare II, (6 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478720
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander R. Perry, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Peter V. Czipott, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
David O. Walsh, Vista Clara (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4741:
Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Warfare II
Raja Suresh; William E. Roper; William E. Roper, Editor(s)

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