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MINETECT
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of an affordable mine detector, MINETECT, specifically designed for humanitarian use. The project was sponsored by the UK Department for International Development and was developed by ERA Technology. Using a radically different approach from conventional GPR designs, in terms of the man machine interface, MINETECT offers simplicity of use and affordability, both key factors in humanitarian demining operations. The ground penetrating radar employs novel operator audio interface techniques embodied in European patent number 99306164.7. This paper describes the design concept, summarises the trials carried out and provides the conclusions as to requirements for GPR performance. Further development work, after trials in the terrain of Southern Lebanon, showed that mine classification is feasible with the GPR technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5089, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII, (11 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486002
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David J. Daniels, ERA Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Paul Curtis, ERA Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5089:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. T. Broach, Editor(s)

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