Accession Number:

ADA093392

Title:

Evaluation of a Prototype Magnetic Surface Clearance Vehicle.

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper,

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT SUFFIELD RALSTON (ALBERTA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This paper describes trials carried out at CFB Wainwright to determine the feasibility of a prototype magnetic sweeper vehicle for military range surface clearance of unexploded ordnance and shrapnel. The effects on pick-up performance of terrain type, vegetative cover, shell type, vehicle speed, magnet power, position and orientation of shell relative to the magnet, and magnet-to-ground distance are all investigated. Performance is seen to be very good for most shell types and the main factor affecting performance is seen to be magnet-to-ground distance. A number of recommendations for vehicle redesign and for operational procedures are also included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE