Accession Number : AD0787308

Title :   Evaluation of Explosives/Narcotics (EXNARC) Detection Dogs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Sep 72,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Knauf,Henry ; Johnston,William H.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report describes the performance evaluation of three dogs trained to detect heroin and explosives. The dogs, a German Shepherd, a Golden Labrador Retriever, and a Royal Standard Poodle, were evaluated by MERDC personnel during the time period July 1972 through September 1972. Two objectives were accomplished: First, to determine whether dogs could detect explosives buried up to 8 inches deep in dry sand and second, to determine the capabilities and limitations of dogs to search out explosive samples concealed in a variety of scenarios such as office areas, and residences. For completeness, the results of the heroin- and weapon-detection evaluaton conducted by contractor personnel in San Antonio, Texas, is included in the test results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dogs, *Explosives, *Heroin, *Detection, Searching, Smell, Conditioning(Learning), Odors, Buildings, Personnel, Aircraft, Environments, Army research

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE