Humanitarian Mine Finder Experiment for Humanitarian Demining (HD)
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD
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Problem Definition, Landmines The hard part is DETECTING the mines and UXO. Current methods of detection and removal are slow and dangerous. Current funding DoS and DoD levels are inadequate to seriously address the problem. Mines and Unexploded Ordnance UXO are a major problem around the world. Hypothesis An Airship equipped with multiple bands of synthetic aperture radar that operate in a full polar metric mode, when operated at low altitudes below 1000 ft agl and flying at slow speeds 20-40 knts will be able to detect mines and UXO in a variety of conditions terrain. This method of locating mines and UXO will be more efficient faster and safer man out of the mine field than current methods.
- Land Mine Warfare
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment