Accession Number : AD0847148

Title :   Evaluation of Cesium Vapor Magnetometer (CVM).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : Washer, Robert J.

Report Date : 14 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The CVM mine detector was evaluated in the Republic of Vietnam during the period 10 December to 25 December 1968. The CVM consists of a sensor and staff assembly, audio readout, rechargeable battery pack, and accessories. The operation of the system is based upon the use of a sensor that responds to very small disturbances in the EMFI caused by the presence of ferrous objects or by the disturbance and/or removal of soil containing minute quantities of ferrous materials. Results of the evaluation have shown that in its present configuration, the CVM is not suitable for use in RVN but that the concept of the CVM for detecting mines is valid and should be exploited. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MINE DETECTORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), MAGNETOMETERS, CESIUM, DETECTORS, IRON COMPOUNDS, MAGNETIC ANOMALY DETECTION, ARMY OPERATIONS, VIETNAM, RELIABILITY.

Subject Categories : Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE