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29895 PICE

Project Code/Number

29895

Project Title

Pinpoint, Identification Clearance and Ensurance

Project Acronym

PICE

Keywords

High Performance Computing and Networking, De-mining

Technical

Data fusion

Uses

Metal Detectors (MD), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Industrial Applications

Humanitarian de-mining

Description

The PICE project focuses on the realisation of a safe and cost-effective man-portable multi-sensor anti-personnel mine detection system, based on a Metal Detector (MD) in combination with a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).

The PICE project intends and addresses the following specific objectives:

  • Develop and verify practical and useful detection systems, targeted to established user requirements,

  • Design a ground penetration radar with a wide band output signal and capable of classifying objects in the ground. The used technologies have been chosen with low cost production in mind.

  • Design and validate a metal detector as a single sensor using an innovative technology with two integrated detection solutions .

  • Design and validate a safe and cost-effective man-portable multi-sensor APL detector demonstrator comprising of the ground penetration radar and the metal detector. The sensor Human Machine Interface (HMI) must be kept simple and allow safe operation without extensive training.

  • The demonstrators will be verified by JRC against JRC scenarios/criteria.

  • Develop specialised software to simulate the radar signal propagation in the ground to maintain safety requirements and optimise the GPR design.

  • Organise and "intelligently" exploit all available information on landmines, as well as expert’s knowledge on mines, through the development of an engineering database/ knowledge base.
  • Prepare all plans and studies for adaptation of the sensors to production.

  • Study the sensor requirements for possible use on Air-borne or vehicle-based platforms suitable for demining missions.

  • Study the feasibility of using of an explosive sensor in the final multi-sensor product.

The exploitation strategy aims to adapt the PICE system for production and investigate the potential of other technologies in relation with the long-term humanitarian-demining goals.

Contact Point

Mr. Claes Lindskog
Celsiustech Electronics AB
Nettovägen 6
S-175 88 Järfälla
Tel : +46 8 580 854 09
Fax : +46 8 580 322 44
E-mail: (E-mail removed)

Participants

Names
Country

Role

Celsius
S
C
Celsiustech Electronics AB (CTE)
S
P
ATM Group
S
A
FOA
S
P
SWEDEC
S
A
SINTEF
N
P
NPA
N
A
NTUA
GR
A
Schiebel
A
P

Start date

January 1999

Duration

24 Months

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