Accession Number : ADA305793

Title :   Magnetic Inductive Sensor Applications for Robotic Ordnance Detection and Recovery.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Webber, William T.

PDF Url : ADA305793

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The use of robotic vehicles to detect and remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) from battlefields and training ranges is currently being explored by the Naval Explosive Ordnance Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland. In support of this effort, research was conducted on the characterization and use of small commercially available magnetic inductance sensors to detect a variety of common U.S. submunitions. Sensor test bed mounting on a small wheeled vehicle with a sweep device allowed for dynamic testing against submunitions under laboratory and field conditions.

Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS, *MAGNETIC INDUCTION, *MAGNETIC DETECTORS, *RECOVERY VEHICLES, *EXPLOSIVES DETECTION, *UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION, TEST AND EVALUATION, MARYLAND, TEST BEDS, BATTLEFIELDS, ROBOTS, GROUND VEHICLES, ORDNANCE, INDUCTANCE, SUBMUNITIONS, FIELD CONDITIONS, DYNAMIC TESTS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE