Accession Number:

ADA458418

Title:

In-Situ Landmine Neutralization by Chemical versus Thermal Initiation Deminer Preferences

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This paper describes currently developed chemical and thermal landmine neutralization methods under the DoD Humanitarian Demining Research and Development HD RD Program. It includes a table showing the differences among current detonation or demolition techniques, and among chemical and thermal systems. Comparative elements include the neutralization mechanism neutralization effects time required to neutralize mines explosive, standoff, operational, transportation and storage requirements quality control reliability human factors effectiveness applicability to buried mines applicability to UX and cost.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE