Technical Survey, often an efficient method of achieving land release, can also be prohibitively expensive for certain communities due to the utilization of the same hulking, heavily-armored machines used in clearance operations. If Technical Survey could be achieved through the use of less expensive agricultural equipment that is already present in communities near suspected areas, land release could be achieved at a much lower price. The following study explores this possibility by examining the explosion resilience of four different designs of blast-resistant tractor wheels, each made of commercial off-the-shelf components and designed for easy reproduction in mine-affected communities.
Cepolina, Emanuela; Zoppi, Matteo; and Belotti, Vittoria
"Toward LOCOSTRA: Blast-resistant Wheels Test,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 15
, Article 19.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol15/iss3/19