Accession Number : ADA300930

Title :   Sensors for the Detection of Land-Based Munitions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Healey, A. J. ; Webber, William T.

PDF Url : ADA300930

Report Date : 18 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This report provides a summary of current land.based munition detection sensor development. Sensors are categorized based upon the principle of their operation: electromagnetic, conductive, mechanical, optical, acoustic, and chemical). Each category is subdivided into particular operational sensor types. Theory of operation for each particular sensor type is provided, as well as a discussion of advantages and disadvantages of each. A discussion of sensor performance is included. The final section of the report is a survey of commercially available munition detection sensors along with comments concerning their performance.

Descriptors :   *MINE DETECTION, *MINE CLEARANCE, *LAND MINES, *EXPLOSIVES DETECTION, *UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION, INFRARED DETECTION, DEVELOPING NATIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, OPTICAL DETECTION, ROBOTS, ACOUSTIC DETECTION, RADAR, BACKSCATTERING, X RAYS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, AMMUNITION, LAND USE, ELECTROMAGNETISM, MAGNETOSTRICTION, CHEMICAL DETECTION, MAGNETIC DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE