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26 April 2007 Underwater magnetic gradiometer for magnetic anomaly detection, localization, and tracking
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GE Security and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City (NSWC-PC) have collaborated to develop a magnetic gradiometer, called the Real-time Tracking Gradiometer or RTG that is mounted inside an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The RTG is part of a buried mine hunting platform being developed by the United States Navy. The RTG has been successfully used to make test runs on mine-like targets buried off the coast of Florida. We will present a general description of the system and latest results describing system performance. This system can be also potentially used for other applications including those in the area of Homeland Security.
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S. Kumar, G. Sulzberger, J. Bono, D. Skvoretz, G. I. Allen, T. R. Clem, M. Ebbert, S. L. Bennett, R. K. Ostrom, and A. Tzouris "Underwater magnetic gradiometer for magnetic anomaly detection, localization, and tracking", Proc. SPIE 6553, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, 65530O (26 April 2007);

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