Water Jets

At University Missouri-Rolla they've created a robot named ELADIN. It uses water jets to create a high pressure, but low force that goes into the ground. The sounds that come up from the holes are processed and it can be determined what the jet stream hit. For more information on the robot read: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FZX/is_12_68/ai_95954256/

More info: http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/post_prints/pdf/LandmineDetectionAnd_09007dcc80524716.pdf

Cost:

  • Water pump (3000psi): ~$1,500
  • Sound analyzer: Development time - might be able to collaborate

Weight:

  • ~50lbs

Depth range:

  • tested up to 4"

Power Requirements:

  • 220V/ 440v ~30 amps -> need an engine to run pump.

Sensitivity:

  • 93% effective

Contact:
Professor Daryl G. Beetner, <ude.tsm|lyrad#ude.tsm|lyrad> at University of Missouri- Science and Technology.

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