skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Minefield reconnaissance and detector system

Abstract

A multi-sensor system (10) for detecting the presence of objects on the surface of the ground or buried just under the surface, such as anti-personnel or anti-tank mines or the like. A remote sensor platform (12) has a plurality of metal detector sensors (22) and a plurality of short pulse radar sensors (24). The remote sensor platform (12) is remotely controlled from a processing and control unit (14) and signals from the remote sensor platform (12) are sent to the processing and control unit (14) where they are individually evaluated in separate data analysis subprocess steps (34, 36) to obtain a probability "score" for each of the pluralities of sensors (22, 24). These probability scores are combined in a fusion subprocess step (38) by comparing score sets to a probability table (130) which is derived based upon the historical incidence of object present conditions given that score set. A decision making rule is applied to provide an output which is optionally provided to a marker subprocess (40) for controlling a marker device (76) to mark the location of found objects.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G Energy Measurements Inc
OSTI Identifier:
869265
Patent Number(s):
5307272
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) NVO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-88NV10617
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
minefield; reconnaissance; detector; multi-sensor; 10; detecting; presence; surface; ground; buried; anti-personnel; anti-tank; mines; remote; sensor; platform; 12; plurality; metal; sensors; 22; pulse; radar; 24; remotely; controlled; processing; control; unit; 14; signals; individually; evaluated; separate; data; analysis; subprocess; steps; 34; 36; obtain; probability; score; pluralities; scores; combined; fusion; step; 38; comparing; sets; table; 130; derived; based; historical; incidence; conditions; set; decision; rule; applied; provide; output; optionally; provided; marker; 40; controlling; device; 76; mark; location; found; data analysis; control unit; remotely controlled; separate data; remote sensor; sensor platform; process step; pulse radar; radar sensor; rate data; remotely control; process steps; /700/102/180/280/324/340/342/702/

Citation Formats

Butler, Millard T., Cave, Steven P., Creager, James D., Johnson, Charles M., Mathes, John B., and Smith, Kirk J. Minefield reconnaissance and detector system. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Butler, Millard T., Cave, Steven P., Creager, James D., Johnson, Charles M., Mathes, John B., & Smith, Kirk J. Minefield reconnaissance and detector system. United States.
Butler, Millard T., Cave, Steven P., Creager, James D., Johnson, Charles M., Mathes, John B., and Smith, Kirk J. Sat . "Minefield reconnaissance and detector system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869265.
@article{osti_869265,
title = {Minefield reconnaissance and detector system},
author = {Butler, Millard T. and Cave, Steven P. and Creager, James D. and Johnson, Charles M. and Mathes, John B. and Smith, Kirk J.},
abstractNote = {A multi-sensor system (10) for detecting the presence of objects on the surface of the ground or buried just under the surface, such as anti-personnel or anti-tank mines or the like. A remote sensor platform (12) has a plurality of metal detector sensors (22) and a plurality of short pulse radar sensors (24). The remote sensor platform (12) is remotely controlled from a processing and control unit (14) and signals from the remote sensor platform (12) are sent to the processing and control unit (14) where they are individually evaluated in separate data analysis subprocess steps (34, 36) to obtain a probability "score" for each of the pluralities of sensors (22, 24). These probability scores are combined in a fusion subprocess step (38) by comparing score sets to a probability table (130) which is derived based upon the historical incidence of object present conditions given that score set. A decision making rule is applied to provide an output which is optionally provided to a marker subprocess (40) for controlling a marker device (76) to mark the location of found objects.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: