A new study conducted using a Low Power Microwave Neutralization (LPMN) device is presented. The device consists of commercial off the shelf (COTS) magnetrons operating at 2.45 GHz and a simple power supply designed and fabricated at DRDC Ottawa that effectively doubles the average power of the magnetron.
We describe the final design of a LPMN prototype device that was used in a live landmine field trial held at DRDC Suffield in the fall of 2004. Results of landmine trials using the LPMN to neutralize live munitions are shown. Using the LPMN to enhance landmine detection by infrared (IR) imaging is also described.