In a Phase 1 Army-sponsored SBIR, Cybernet developed a localization and location sharing demonstration system where the mine detector and attached location sensor is moved over the minefield space by personnel as would be done presently, or alternatively could be more safely scanned over the ground with a small mine-detecting unmanned ground vehicle.
As the mine detector moves, its location is constantly being localized. In a GPS access area, GPS locations are acquired. In GPS-denied spaces, or between reliable GPS fixes, inertial measurements are taken and integrated to determine estimated location of the detector. Both location and detection data would be fed into a wireless handheld like an ATAK enabled android device (Android Tactical Assault Kit or Android Team Awareness Kit).
A minefield mapping application, operating over the ATAK, could then collect hits, plot them on a human readable map, and share them over the local WiFi network, or via attached military radio network, with other locally operating detection systems so all personnel see all targets located whether detected by them or their collaborating partners.
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