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.