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Mine Action

The Research Experience of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium


Damien Closson

Royal Military Academy, Belgium

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Nada Milisavljevic

Royal Military Academy, Belgium

Yann Yvinec

Royal Military Academy, Belgium

Every day, civilians in dozens of countries around the world are injured and killed by landmines and other lethal leftovers of conflict, years after hostilities of war have ended. Once planted, a mine will never be able to tell the difference between a military and civilian footstep, and a bomblet will continue to attract children and metal dealers. In order to put an end to the suffering and casualties caused by antipersonnel mines, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (the Ottawa Convention or Mine Ban Treaty), was adopted in 1997. Further, in order to prevent suffering and casualties caused by cluster munitions at the time of their use, the Convention on the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Cluster Munitions (the Oslo Convention), was adopted in 2008. In 1996, the Royal Military Academy (RMA) opted for the implementation of mine action technological projects funded by the Belgian Ministry of Defense and the Belgian State Secretariat for Development Cooperation. It further decided to set up a close collaboration with other Belgian universities, which started organizing their own research activities on mine action. Later, other funding sources were granted to RMA by the Belgian Science Policy, the European Commission, and the European Committee for Standardization. At a more politico-administrative level, RMA participates in the States Parties Meetings of the Mine Ban Treaty, and in this context, Prof. Acheroy created an expert group on mine action technologies with representatives of different organizations and countries, aiming at informing the States Parties of the Mine Ban Treaty about the evolution of the mine action technologies. Further, Prof. Y. Baudoin created working groups dedicated to robotics in mine action within international organization. This book reports research activities achieved by the RMA.

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Mine ActionThe Research Experience of the Royal Military Academy of BelgiumAuthored by Charles Beumier

Published: August 30th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/60107

ISBN: 978-953-51-3304-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3303-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4685-8

Copyright year: 2017

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1. Research at RMA in the Evolving Context of Mine Action

By Vinciane Lacroix, Yann Yvinec and Marc Acheroy


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2. Positioning System for a Hand-Held Mine Detector

By Charles Beumier and Yann Yvinec


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3. Ground‐Penetrating Radar for Close‐in Mine Detection

By Olga Lucia Lopera Tellez and Bart Scheers


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4. Data Fusion for Close‐Range Detection

By Nada Milisavljevic


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5. Remote Sensing for Non‐Technical Survey

By Yann Yvinec, Nada Milisavljevic, Charles Beumier, Idrissa Mahamadou, Dirk Borghys, Michal Shimoni and Vinciane Lacroix


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6. InSAR Coherence and Intensity Changes Detection

By Damien Closson and Nada Milisavljevic


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7. PARADIS: Information Management for Mine Action

By Vinciane Lacroix


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8. Assessing the Performance of Personal Protective Equipment1

By Georgios Kechagiadakis and Marc Pirlot


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9. Unmanned Ground and Aerial Robots Supporting Mine Action Activities

By Yvan Baudoin, Daniela Doroftei, Geert de Cubber, Jean‐Claude Habumuremyi, Haris Balta and Ioan Doroftei


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10. Testing and Evaluating Results of Research in Mine Action

By Yann Yvinec


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11. The Special Case of Sea Mines

By Olga Lucia Lopera Tellez, Alexander Borghgraef and Eric Mersch


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