Design of a training tool for improving the use of hand-held detectors in humanitarian demining

Fernández, Roemi and Montes, H. and Salinas, Carlota and González de Santos, Pablo and Armada Rodríguez, Manuel Ángel (2012). Design of a training tool for improving the use of hand-held detectors in humanitarian demining. "Industrial Robot: An International Journal", v. 39 (n. 5); pp. 450-463. ISSN 0143-991X. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439911211249742.

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Title: Design of a training tool for improving the use of hand-held detectors in humanitarian demining
Author/s:
  • Fernández, Roemi
  • Montes, H.
  • Salinas, Carlota
  • González de Santos, Pablo
  • Armada Rodríguez, Manuel Ángel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Industrial Robot: An International Journal
Date: 2012
Volume: 39
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Training, Tracking, Explosives, Detection, Tracking systems, Scanning, Humanitarian demining, Hand-held detectors
Faculty: Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR) UPM-CSIC
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the design of a training tool intended to improve deminers' technique during close-in detection tasks. Design/methodology/approach – Following an introduction that highlights the impact of mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and the importance of training for enhancing the safety and the efficiency of the deminers, this paper considers the utilization of a sensory tracking system to study the skill of the hand-held detector expert operators. With the compiled information, some critical performance variables can be extracted, assessed, and quantified, so that they can be used afterwards as reference values for the training task. In a second stage, the sensory tracking system is used for analysing the trainee skills. The experimentation phase aims to test the effectiveness of the elements that compose the sensory system to track the hand-held detector during the training sessions. Findings – The proposed training tool will be able to evaluate the deminers' efficiency during the scanning tasks and will provide important information for improving their competences. Originality/value – This paper highlights the need of introducing emerging technologies for enhancing the current training techniques for deminers and proposes a sensory tracking system that can be successfully utilised for evaluating trainees' performance with hand-held detectors.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7284747TIRAMISUUnspecifiedToolbox Implementation for Removal of Anti-personnel Mines, Submunitions and UXO

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Item ID: 21265
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21265/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21265
DOI: 10.1108/01439911211249742
Official URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17047827
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Nov 2013 19:37
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 13:29
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