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22 August 2000 Field test results of a nuclear quadrupole resonance land mine detection system
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We report on field test results conducted during 1999 in Bosnia and at the Army Mine Training School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, on a ne prototype landmine detection system. In all test, non-metallic, anti-personnel (AP) and anti-tank (AT) landmines were detected via the NQR explosive signature with a probability of detection of 100 percent. The initial false alarm rate for the AP mine test was < 5 percent and was reduced to zero by a subsequent remeasurement. The test included typical burial depths and a variety of ground and weather conditions. In addition, the system can tolerate very high levels of metallic clutter and has repeatedly achieved zero false alarm rate when scanning for buried explosives at an EOD test range.
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Andrew D. Hibbs, Geoffrey A. Barrall, Simon Beevor, Lowell J. Burnett, K. Derby, A. J. Drew, David M. Gregory, C. S. Hawkins, S. Huo, A. Karunaratne, Daniel K. Lathrop, Young K. Lee, Robert Matthews, Steve Milberger, B. Oehmen, T. Petrov, David C. Skvoretz, S. A. Vierkoetter, David O. Walsh, and Chin Wu "Field test results of a nuclear quadrupole resonance land mine detection system", Proc. SPIE 4038, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V, (22 August 2000);


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