Accession Number:

ADA341446

Title:

Design, Construction and Testing of an Autonomous Mine Hunter

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Landmine detection is a immense technological problem. A small low power metal detector would find application in concert with other search technologies. A detection circuit was designed and constructed consisting of a search coil and a CMOS exclusive OR gate forming an oscillator. This was interfaced to a microprocessor which counted the pulses from the oscillator and decided whether a detection had been made. Detection range for an anti-personnel mine like object was 14 cm at the coil centerline. A robot platform to autonomously search for landmines was constructed.

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE