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European Commission

European Commission


Ongoing Projects of the European Commission

Activity n° EC001
Project Name MSMS - Multi-Sensor Mine Signature project
Project Description To create a database of calibrated and validated signatures of mine-like targets given by various sensors (thermal infra-red, radar, acoustic, metal detector and microwave radiometer)
Where Test facilities of the Joint Research Centre - Ispra - Italy
Category Detection Sensors, Vehicle Mounted
Detection Sensors, Handheld
Other
When In progress; started 2000
Comments None
Country EC
Who Adam Lewis
Contact:
Web http://demining.jrc.it/msms/index.htm


Activity n° EC002
Project Name Polarimetric wide band radar measurements
Project Description Calibrated and validated mine signature data base
Where European Microwave Signature Laboratory - Joint Research Centre - Ispra - Italy
Category Detection Sensors, Vehicle Mounted
Detection Sensors, Handheld
Other
When 1997 - 2000
Comments None
Country EC
Who Joaquim Fortuny
Contact:
Web http://demining.jrc.it/emsl.htm


Activity n° EC003
Project Name Optical and Infrared measurements of various targets and soils
Project Description Calibrated and validated mine signature data base
Where EGO - Joint Research Centre - Ispra - Italy
Category Detection Sensors, Vehicle Mounted
Detection Sensors, Handheld
Other
When On going
Comments Various sensors: Spectrometers and IR camera
Country EC
Who Brian Hosgood
Contact:
Web http://demining.jrc.it/ego.htm


Activity n° EC004
Project Name Infrared mine identification with weak activation methods
Project Description Test of active IR method
Where Joint Research Centre - Ispra - Italy
Category Detection Sensors, Vehicle Mounted
Detection Sensors, Handheld
Other
When 1999-2000
Comments Between February and March 2000
Country EC
Who Constantin Coutsomitros
Contact:
Web http://demining.jrc.it/aris/events/mine99/start.htm


Activity n° EC005
Project Name MIMEVA - Mine IMitations for in-field EVAluation
Project Description Comparison of simulant/surrogate mines for RTD effort with real Anti-personnel mines
Where Test facilities of the Joint Research Centre - Ispra - Italy
Category Detection Sensors, Vehicle Mounted

Detection Sensors, Handheld

Other

When January 1999 to March 2001
Comments Project now complete, following delays. Experience gained has been used by JRC in procuring surrogates for its Test Facility.
Country EC
Who Adam Lewis
Contact:
Web http://www.cordis.lu/esprit/src/501852.htm


Activity n° EC006
Project Name Possibility of activation of a PROM 1 anti-personnel landmine, by physical contact with a metal detector
Project Description In response to concerns expressed by the deminers working for the BHMAC
Where KF Gauss laboratory - Joint Research Centre - Ispra - Italy
Category Manual Demining
Detection Sensors, Handheld
EOD
Other
When Between November 2000 and March 2001
Comments A Technical Note has been published by UN: http://www.gichd.ch/standards/technical_notes.htm
Country EC
Who Francois Littmann
Contact:
Web http://demining.jrc.it/aris/publications/prom/cover.htm


Activity n° EC007
Project Name Participation to the International Pilot Project for Technology Co-operation (IPPTC) on metal detectors
Project Description Capabilities of 25 different off the shelf metal detectors
Where Canada, Netherlands, Croatia, Cambodia
Category Detection Sensors, Handheld
When Between March 1999 and June 2000
Comments None
Country EC
Who Adam Lewis
Contact:
Web http://demining.jrc.it/ipptc/


Activity n° EC008
Project Name Participation to the UN trial of a variety of hand held metal detectors
Project Description Test & Evaluation of the performances of six off the shelf metal detectors
Where Afghanistan
Category Detection Sensors, Handheld
When Between February and March 2000
Comments None
Country EC
Who Adam Lewis
Contact:
Web

http://www.ccmat.gc.ca/

Achievements/nb_007afghanistan/index.html


Activity n° EC009
Project Name Establishment of standards for the testing and evaluation of the performance of metal detectors, including tests to determine simple targets for sensitivity setting.
Project Description There is a need for international standardization in metal detector operation
Where KF Gauss laboratory - Joint Research Centre - Ispra - Italy
Category Detection Sensors, Handheld
When On-going
Comments In-air tests on metal balls are used to establish a sensitivity scale. The minimum ball diameter that can be detected at a certain height defines the sensitivity at that height
Country EC
Who Tom Bloodworth
Contact:
Web

http://demining.jrc.it/electromagnetic.htm

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