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