Detection of Remote Minefields Project Plan I.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR
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The objective of the minefield detection project is to determine the effectiveness of remote sensing systems and other methods of detecting and identifying mines, minefields, minelaying equipment, or minelaying operations, and to recommend continuing effort on the most promising this research and development program. This first project plan Plan I defines the work to be performed during the contract period with primary emphasis on the first years effort. The project effort will concentrate on the European Theater of Operations. The terrain of interest is the West German border areas which are generally exemplified by flat plains to the north and rolling terrain to the south. Primary emphasis will be placed on detecting and identifying anti-tank AT and anti-vehicular AV mines, and will be directed toward hasty mining and minefields associated with tactical offensive operations i.e., surface mines. Minefields may be detected by both direct observation or by inferential observations, and both approaches will be investigated. Work under the project concerned with each of the concepts to be investigated will be performed in a sequence of four major tasks 1 identification and screening of promising techniques 2 preliminary systems analysis and definition of experimental or other data acquisitions systems 3 acquisition of critical data through experiment, literature survey, or access to SCI and 4 evaluation of conceptual systems for technical and military usefulness. Four major scenarios for Soviet mine warfare operations have been adopted for analytical purposes.
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