IMG_3102_web.jpg

PROJECT

FINDMINE

SITUATION

The humanitarian clearance of land mines is still a huge challenge: 

  • According to UN requirements at least 99.6% of all mines must be cleared up to a depth of 13 cm, 

  • There are different types and sizes of mines (metal, minimum metal, non-metal) 

  • Mines were placed in different environments (city, jungle, desert) regularly or irregularly and can be redistributed by erosion and surface movements. 

010001.png.gif
 
Collaboration
csm_minensuchgeraet_waldschmidt_schartel_2576fb7a89
Minenfeld
Against mines and bombs
 
IMG_3094_web.jpg

CURRENT

STATUS

In 2015 a feasibility study proved the possibilities of an unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) based mine detection system for the automatic detection and localization of landmines. Various Swiss and German universities cooperate since early 2016 on the R&D-project 'FindMine', a UAV-based sensor system for mine detection. The FindMine-System will be used in the process of non-technical survey and land release, which is a very important step of humanitarian mine action. Especially designed new radar sensors are attached to a multicopter-UAV platform. The UAV flies typically 5m above ground level when sensing. It carries the radar sensors and a special real-time kinematic (RTK) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) providing very accurate localization allowing ground penetrating synthetic aperture radar processing (GPSAR). After the processing buried mines can be detected and located. The key issues of the system are localization accuracy, radar dynamic range and sensor synchronization. As a result of excellent research work of the contributing universities over more than 7 years, these key issues are resolved and lots of further research findings are available. 

 

These results will now find a home in the new unit FindMine gGmbH. The start-up-like unit will begin working in July 2022 and its mission is making from the research results operational systems useful in mine-action and thus a significant contribution  to avoid mine victims.

Shareholder of the unit is the Swiss 'Urs Endress Foundation', Arlesheim/Switzerland.

Veröffentlichungen im FindMine Projekt:

"A broadband UAV-based FMCW GPR and the infuence of vegetation"

  >  Burr, Ralf; et al.; ICMIM 04/2018; 2018

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8443526

"Lightweight Broadband Antennas for UAV based GPR Sensors"

  >  Burr, Ralf; et al.; EuRAD 09/2018; 2018

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8546552

"A Multicopter- based Method for Ground Penetrating Synthetic Aperture Radars"

  >  Schartel, Markus; et al.; IGARSS 2018; 2018

https://oparu.uni-ulm.de/xmlui/handle/123456789/10576

"Radar-Based Altitude over Ground Estimation of UAVs"

  >  Schartel, Markus; et al.; Gemic 03/2018; 2018

https://oparu.uni-ulm.de/xmlui/handle/123456789/6256

"UAV-Based Ground Penetrating Synthetic Aperture Radar"

  >  Schartel, Markus; et al.; ICMIM 04/2018; 2018

https://oparu.uni-ulm.de/xmlui/handle/123456789/9912

"Humanitarian Demining – UAV-Based Detection of Land Mines"

  >  Gotttwald, Reinhard; et al.; FIG Working Week 2017; 2017

https://www.fig.net/resources/proceedings/fig_proceedings/fig2017/papers/ts02c/TS02C_gottwald_mayer_et_al_8531.pdf

"FindMine – UAV im humanitären Einsatz"

  >  Mayr, Werner; 178. DVW-Seminar; 2019

https://geodaesie.info/sr/uav-2019-geodaeten-erobern-den-luftraum/8337/1951

"Design of a broadband FMCW GPR for Mine Detection and the influence of vegetation"

  >  Burr, Ralf; et al.; GeMiC 2019; 2019

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8698145

"A comparison of ground-based and airborne SAR systems for the detection of landmines, UXO and IEDs"

  >  Heinzel Andreas; Schartel M., et al.; SPIE2019; 2019

https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/11003/1100304/A-comparison-of-ground-based-and-airborne-SAR-systems-for/10.1117/12.2518587.short?SSO=1

"Revisiting Boustrophedon Coverage Path Planning as a Generalized Traveling Salesman Problem"

  >  Bähnemann, Rik; et al.; FSR Conference; 2019

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1907.09224.pdf

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u8CWYJ4HIaom0ELjjhVrPoykOUqNhiQG/view

"Airborne Tripwire Detection Using a Synthetic Aperture Radar"

  >  Schartel, Markus; et al.; IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (GRSL); 2019

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8733867

"Position Acquisition for a Multicopter-Based Synthetic Aperture Radar"

  >  Schartel, Markus; et al.; 2019 20th International
       Radar Symposium (IRS); 2019

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8768172

"UAV-based polarimetric synthetic aperture radar for mine detection"

  >  Burr, Ralf; et al.; IGARS2019; 2019

https://oparu.uni-ulm.de/xmlui/handle/123456789/26665

"An Experimental Study on Airborne Landmine Detection Using a Circular Synthetic Aperture Radar"

  >  Schartel, Markus; et al.; arXiv.org; 2020

https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.02600

IMG_3095_web.jpg
MINED REGIONS AND COUNTRIES
MINED REGIONS AND COUNTRIES

red marked = increased mine risk

press to zoom
MINED REGIONS AND COUNTRIES
MINED REGIONS AND COUNTRIES

red marked = increased mine risk

press to zoom
1/1

MDS UE Foundation and Findmine

Jean-Gyl Capt - findmine - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

Jean-Gyl Capt - findmine - Mine Detection Symposium 2019
Video suchen...
Jean-Gyl Capt - findmine - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

Jean-Gyl Capt - findmine - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

02:05
Video abspielen
Urs Endress - future of findmine - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

Urs Endress - future of findmine - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

01:28
Video abspielen
Hansjörg Eberle - UE Foundation and findmine - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

Hansjörg Eberle - UE Foundation and findmine - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

02:34
Video abspielen
Jean-Gyl Capt - foundation project - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

Jean-Gyl Capt - foundation project - Mine Detection Symposium 2019

02:07
Video abspielen

COOPERATION WITH

2000px-ETH_Zürich_Logo_black.png