Detection of Explosives and Landmines

Methods and Field Experience

  • Hiltmar Schubert
  • Andrey Kuznetsov

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. M. Krausa, H. Massong, P. Rabenecker, H. Ziegler
    Pages 1-19
  3. Boris Vetlický
    Pages 33-37
  4. Ingo Schwaetzer
    Pages 57-57
  5. D. N. Vakhtin, A. V. Evsenin, A. V. Kuznetsov, O. I. Osetrov, M. D. Zubkov
    Pages 59-67
  6. Petr Mostak, Miroslav Stancl
    Pages 93-102
  7. J. S. Seregelyi, S. M. Khanna, R. Apps, M. Boyle, F. Paquet
    Pages 103-124
  8. V. P. Averianov, A. S. Vishneveski, I. B. Vorobiov, M. D. Zubkov, A. V. Kuznetsov
    Pages 137-146
  9. A. I. Karev, V. G. Raevsky, J. A. Konyaev, A. S. Rumyantsev, R. R. Iliutschenko
    Pages 185-193
  10. Markus Peichl, Stephan Dill, Helmut Süß
    Pages 195-198
  11. C. Bittorf, J. Laukemper
    Pages 203-216
  12. V. S. Grechishkin
    Pages 217-225
  13. V. M. Sanin, A. M. Yegorov, I. N. Onishchenko, V. JA. Migalenya, V. V. Zhuk
    Pages 227-237
  14. Nikolay A. Ivanov, Valentine I. Novikov, Alexey A. Shemaev
    Pages 243-246

About this book


This ARW is the third NATO-sponsored workshop on Explosives Detection and Humanitarian Demining. The previous events were • Detection and Destruction of Anti-Personnel Landmines Moscow, 1997 • Explosives Detection and Decontamination of the Environment Prague, 1997. Over the last decade applied research in Humanitarian Demining has made progress to some extend, but according to the tremendous tasks of Demining and the lack of scientific methods for practical detection of explosive devices, research activities are still of the same importance than ever before. Concerning countermeasures against terrorism the detection of explosives is one of the keyfactors, but the practical applications are not sufficient solved. An international exchange of research results are therefore urgent, to find out the most promising measures for application. The coincidence of this ARW and the terrible disaster of New York and Washington may demonstrate the importance of this task. In consequence the explosive device detection technologies can make a major contribution to collective, family and individual security. In developed countries, these technologies provide a strong deterrent and preventative measure against terrorist threats. In less developed regions, they can improve individual, institutional and state security, lessening the insecurity that motivates many terrorists acts. The elimination of landmine threats is just one of many ways of achieving this. However our attempts to meet the extremely difficult technical challenges posed by landmine and UXO contamination are inevitably leading us to new technological approaches.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hiltmar Schubert
    • 1
  • Andrey Kuznetsov
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT)PfinztalGermany
  2. 2.V.G. Khlopin Radium InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0693-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0397-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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