Accession Number : AD0763889

Title :   Mass Measurement Techniques to Detect and Identify Targets.

Descriptive Note : Technical progress rept. Oct 72-Feb 73,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Rurak,Stephen F.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : AVIMETRY, ANOMALIES, GRAVITY, *GRAVITY GRADIOMETERS, GRAVITY GRADIENTSThe research investigates the feasibility of using gravity measuring techniques as unattended sensors for the detection and classification of military targets. Currently available techniques for detecting mass are described together with the supporting mathematics. These techniques, as currently implemented in hardware, are compared to each other as to their detection sensitivity, and their growth potential. A talbe was developed which shows the sensitivities required to detect various sized targets at different ranges. The sensitivities required for a remotely monitored, unattended, hand emplaced, sensor are not attainable with equipment today; however, continuing development by various organizations holds promise that they will be attained in the near future. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TARGETS, TARGET ACQUISITION), GRAVITY, TERRAIN, ANOMALIES, TARGET DISCRIMINATION, DETECTORS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE