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Underwater magnetic gradiometer for magnetic anomaly detection, localization, and tracking
Author(s): S. Kumar; G. Sulzberger; J. Bono; D. Skvoretz; G. I. Allen; T. R. Clem; M. Ebbert; S. L. Bennett; R. K. Ostrom; A. Tzouris
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Paper Abstract

GE Security and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City (NSWC-PC) have collaborated to develop a magnetic gradiometer, called the Real-time Tracking Gradiometer or RTG that is mounted inside an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The RTG is part of a buried mine hunting platform being developed by the United States Navy. The RTG has been successfully used to make test runs on mine-like targets buried off the coast of Florida. We will present a general description of the system and latest results describing system performance. This system can be also potentially used for other applications including those in the area of Homeland Security.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6553, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, 65530O (26 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719961
Show Author Affiliations
S. Kumar, GE Security (United States)
G. Sulzberger, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
J. Bono, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
D. Skvoretz, GE Security (United States)
G. I. Allen, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
T. R. Clem, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
M. Ebbert, GE Security (United States)
S. L. Bennett, GE Security (United States)
R. K. Ostrom, GE Security (United States)
A. Tzouris, GE Security (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6553:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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