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Neutralization and detection of buried landmines using a low-power microwave neutralization (LPMN) device
Author(s): H. G. Mende
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Paper Abstract

A new study conducted using a Low Power Microwave Neutralization (LPMN) device is presented. The device consists of commercial off the shelf (COTS) magnetrons operating at 2.45 GHz and a simple power supply designed and fabricated at DRDC Ottawa that effectively doubles the average power of the magnetron. We describe the final design of a LPMN prototype device that was used in a live landmine field trial held at DRDC Suffield in the fall of 2004. Results of landmine trials using the LPMN to neutralize live munitions are shown. Using the LPMN to enhance landmine detection by infrared (IR) imaging is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 621722 (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661484
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H. G. Mende, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)

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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