Accession Number:

ADA167968

Title:

Workshop Report: Nuclear Techniques for Mine Detection Research, July 22-25, 1985, Lake Luzerne, New York

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this workshop was to investigate the use of ionizing radiation techniques for detecting land mines and, in particular, to identify technological advancements that would alter the assessment of the prior workshop held on March 1973. Although emphasis was placed on application of developed or emerging technology to the problem of the detection of buried land mines, detection of concealed explosives in the context of security was also considered. Automatic detection of explosives in luggage and hand-carried items received the greatest attention. Lesser attention was given to detecting explosives concealed within a buildings structure. Three particular explosives detection scenarios were considered, and the requirements for each were explicitly discussed by panel members. The first of these, the detection of buried, nonmetallic, anti-vehicular mines, was the area of greatest concern and was given the greatest emphasis by the panel. The other two, detection of anti- personnel mines and detection of explosives in luggage and packages, were considered in less detail.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE