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10 June 2005 Advances in the engineering of quadrupole resonance landmine detection systems
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Advances in the engineering of Quadrupole Resonance (QR) sensors for landmine detection have resulted in improved performance, as well as massive reductions in power, size and weight. The next generation of vehicle-mounted QR confirmation sensors is over an order of magnitude smaller and more power efficient than the system fielded in 2002 and 2003. Early prototypes have also demonstrated a significant improvement in TNT sensitivity, and similar improvements are anticipated in RDX sensitivity during Q1 2005. Blind test results from 2003 confirm the radio frequency interference and piezo-electric ringing immunity of the Quantum Magnetics QR Confirmation Sensor (QRCS).
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G. A. Barrall, M. Arakawa, L. S. Barabash, S. Bobroff, J. F. Chepin, K. A. Derby, A. J. Drew, K. V. Ermolaev, S. Huo, D. K. Lathrop, M. J. Steiger, S. H. Stewart, and P. J. Turner "Advances in the engineering of quadrupole resonance landmine detection systems", Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005);

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