Multi-sensor landmine detection techniques

Brief Summary:

The DEMAND project developed a prototype multi-sensor system targeted towards the detection of anti-personnel landmines (APLs). The system was composed of a simple trolley like platform with three enhanced-beyond-state-of-the-art sensors: a stacked metal detector array, an ultrawideband (UWB) Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) array and a biological vapour sensor (Biosensor). The measurement results were strengthened through beyond-state-of-the-art data fusion. The system performances were evaluated in extended fields tests in South Eastern Europe.

The result of the performance evaluation of the system was that the consortium was confident that an engineered system could provide similar levels of probability of detection to the operationally applied detection techniques with a considerable reduction in the number of false alarms and at a considerable increase in speed (and this was without the final implementation of the biosensor).

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Project details:

Framework Programme 5
1 February 2001 to 29 February 2004
Budget: 3.701.800,00 EUR

Published Articles:

S. Crabbe, C. Bruschini and H.Sahli; EUDEM2 technology Survey: Catalogue of advanced technologies and systems for humanitarian demining; The EU in Humanitarian Demining State of the Art on HD Technologies, Products, Services and Practices in Europe Project Report, Brussels, 2005.

S. Crabbe, J. Sachs, G.Alli, P. Peyerl, L. Eng, M.Khalili, J. Busto and A. Berg; Results of field testing with the multi-sensor DEMAND and BIOSENS technology in Croatia and Bosnia developed in the European Union’s 5th Framework Programme; Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX; R.S. Harmon, J.T. Broach, J. H. Holloway, Jr. (Eds.) Volume I, p.456- 468, Proceedings of the SPIE, 2004.

S. Crabbe, J. Sachs, G. Alli, P. Peyerl, L. Eng, R. Medek, J. Busto and A. Berg; Recent Results achieved in the 5th FP DEMAND Project; EUDEM2-SCOT-2003, International Conference of Requirements and Technologies for the Detection, Removal and Neutralization of Landmines and UXO; H.Sahli, A.M. Bottoms, J.Cornelis (Eds.), Volume II, p.617-625, VUB ETRO, Brussels, 2003.

J. Sachs, P. Peyerl, R. Zetik and S. Crabbe; M-Sequence Ultra-Wideband-Radar: State of Development and Applications; Proceedings of International Conference RADAR, p.1-6, Adelaide, 2003.