Apparatus for detonating mines

  • US 5,125,317 A
  • Filed: 05/22/1991
  • Issued: 06/30/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A vehicle mountable seismo-magnetic mine detonation system comprising:

  • means for vibrating at least a portion of a vehicle so as to provide a seismic signal which, when sensed by a seismo-magnetic mine located in ground material across which the vehicle is traveling,. causes at least arming of the mine when the vehicle is at at least a predetermined distance therefrom; and

    means, associable with the vehicle, for modifying the magnetic field sensed by apparatus forming part of the seismo-magnetic mine so as to at least cause arming thereof when the vehicle is at at least a predetermined distance from the mine, said means for vibrating and means for modifying cooperating so as to cause detonation of the mine at at least a predetermined distance form the vehicle without causing unacceptable damage to the vehicle or to its occupants.

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