NREC developed the Sweep Monitoring System (SMS) for training soldiers and demining personnel to use hand-held land mine detectors. The SMS is now in production.
Land mines remain a hidden, lethal menace for years after they have been laid. Detecting and removing them is a lengthy, dangerous, and labor-intensive process. Effective training in land mine removal saves the lives of military personnel and civilians.
The SMS tracks the movement of a hand-held land mine detection wand and gives immediate feedback to both instructor and trainee on the trainee’s progress. It provides an objective measurement of a trainee’s skill, improving the reliability, safety and accuracy of land mine detection.