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Handheld standoff mine detection system (HSTAMIDS) field evaluation in Namibia
Author(s): Robert C. Doheny; Sean Burke; Roger Cresci; Peter Ngan; Richard Walls; Jeff Chernoff
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Paper Abstract

The Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program of the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), under the direction of the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (OASD SO/LIC) and with participation from the International Test and Evaluation Program (ITEP) for humanitarian demining, conducted an in-country field evaluation of the Handheld Standoff Mine Detection System (HSTAMIDS) in the southern African country of Namibia. Participants included the US Humanitarian Demining Team of NVESD; ITEP personnel from several member countries; deminers from two non-governmental organizations in Angola, Menschen Gegen Minen (MgM) and HALO Trust; and CyTerra Corporation. The primary objectives were to demonstrate the performance of the U.S. Army's newest handheld multisensor mine detector, the HSTAMIDS, to the performance of the metal detector being used by local demining organizations and also to assess the performance of deminers using the HSTAMIDS after limited experience and training.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 62172K (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664456
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Robert C. Doheny, OASD/SOLIC (United States)
Sean Burke, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC (United States)
Roger Cresci, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC (United States)
Peter Ngan, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC (United States)
Richard Walls, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC (United States)
Jeff Chernoff, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6217:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI
J. Thomas Broach; Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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