Technology Requirements for Minefield Detection from Space
Final rept. Apr 1992-Apr 1994
FUTURES GROUP GLASTONBURY CT
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An analysis of the technology requirements for minefield detection from space has produced a design for a space based sensor that can be used to detect anti-armor minefields. The project produced some minefield reflectance measurements to support the tactical requirements analysis. The project final report describes some potential signature phenomenology based upon several aircraft flights over an Army test range. The flights were planned to collect reflectance data with a multispectral sensor over the test minefield at Twenty- nine Palms, California. The final report describes the tactical minefield problem as experienced in five hypothetical future battlefield scenarios. The tactical requirements for a space based minefield detection satellite are derived from the battlefield scenarios and a design is suggested for a low cost tactical imaging satellite that satisfies that stated requirements.
- Land Mine Warfare