Record of First Meeting of Expert Working Group on Minefield Detection Technology.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR
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The first meeting of the Expert Working Group on Minefield Detection Technology was held at MERADCOM on 7-8 December 1978. Briefings were given by representatives of MERADCOM, the Environmental Research institute of Michigan ERIM, and Braddock, Dunn, and McDonald BDM on the goals of a project being performed under Contract DAAK70-78-C-0198 to identify, screen, analyze, test, and evaluate methods of minefield detection, with primary emphasis on the European Theater of Operations. ERIM presented, a Project Plan I for accomplishment of project tasks, which would include early effort devoted to identification and screening of new technical opportunities, and experimental collection of critical data on spotlight radar and active IR scanner systems. Suggestions were made by the EWG members and other participants concerning specific techniques to be screened, analytical methodology, and experimental tests. After review and discussion of the Project Plan in an open meeting followed by an Executive session, the Expert Working Group made the following recommendations. MERADCOM, ERIM, and BDM should prepare a comprehensive work plan which more fully coordinates the objectives and activities of ERIM and BDM. The program plan should specify technical opportunities in terms of 1 present systems, 2 IOC 1985 systems, and 3 IOC 1990 technologies. The resulting coordinated plan should be ready for review by the EWG by the end of February 1979. Author
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