Overview of laser and NQR for the purpose of clearance and detection of mines


  • Pettersson Anna

Publish date: 2001-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0301--SE

Pages: 16

Written in: Swedish


An overview of international research and development of laser neutralization of mines and UXO, and NQR as a method of detecting mines. The development in laser neutralization is divided into three different areas: o Neutralization of UXO with high power lasers, meant for clearing airbase test- and training ranges. o Neutralization of mines in plastic envelopes. o Cutting of explosives without thermal interaction. NQR is a detection method that is specific for the chemistry of different explosives. The method is promising, but the low signal-to-noise ratio poses a problem.