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Inexpensive robot for remote detection of UXO
Author(s): Joshua Galloway; Daren R. Wilcox
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Paper Abstract

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Honors student developed a prototype for an inexpensive unexploded ordinance (UXO) seeking robot. The system provided functionality including: locating metallic landmines and UXO within a defined area/environment, recording the location of said landmines and UXO's, and storing the data off unit via an IEEE 802.11b/g connection to a Windows or Linux-based laptop computer. Application of the prototype and corresponding research may lend themselves to de-mining the more than 100 landmine/unexploded ordinance affected countries in the world particularly in desert terrain (US Department of State Fact Sheet, 2 July 2003).

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7332, Unmanned Systems Technology XI, 73321Y (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.823842
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Joshua Galloway, Southern Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Daren R. Wilcox, Southern Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7332:
Unmanned Systems Technology XI
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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