Find a Better Way

AQUAREOS (Advanced QUAdrupole Resonance-based Explosives Ordnance Scanner): development of a confirmation sensor for humanitarian demining

Amount: £269,409 for KCL
Duration: 2014 – 2016
Investigators: Prof. Althoefer (PI), Dr Jamie Barras, Dr Panagiotis Kosmas

AquareosA team of researchers in the Department of Informatics, led by Prof. Kaspar Althoefer, Dr Panagiotis Kosmas and Dr Jamie Barras, has been awarded £321,000 by Find a Better Way, a charity founded by Sir Bobby Charlton to tackle the problem of buried landmines. The award, presented to the King’s team by Sir Bobby at a gala dinner in London on 28 November 2013, will fund AQUAREOS, a project to develop a radiofrequency-based sensor for explosives for use as a confirmation sensor in the detection of buried landmines for humanitarian demining. The AQUAREOS team was one of only two awardees on the night, the second being a joint Cranfield University-UCL team for their project DETERMINE. A podcast can be found here.