May 19, 2009
New land mine detection facility created
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say they have created a testing facility designed to assist in the improvement of land mine detection equipment.
Scientists said they will use the test facility to evaluate and enhance sensors designed to detect buried land mines by use of an automated system that measures the response of individual electromagnetic induction sensors or arrays of sensors against land mines buried at many possible angles.
We built this facility to aid in the development of advanced electromagnetic induction sensors and associated detection algorithms, mainly because little was known about how the signals collected by these sensors from land mines changed when the mines were buried underground at odd angles, said Professor Waymond Scott, who led the project with senior research engineer Gregg Larson.
The work was supported in part by the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate.