Radical changes in the nature and significant increase in the dynamics of mine warfare in modern military conflicts are the result of shifting priorities towards the use of the latest models of minesweepers and improvised explosive devices with mostly non-contact target sensors. This state of affairs has exacerbated the problem of countering explosive threats, and with it the need to ensure the required level of efficiency, safety and cost of search and detection of explosive devices with non-contact (electronic) target sensors. Existing technical means of search and detection of explosive objects, as a rule, in most cases are based on the use of active electromagnetic methods. The approach of such search devices to explosive devices with magnetic (non-contact) target sensors or those controlled by radio, often led to an unauthorized explosion and as a consequence to losses among the sappers.
It is established that almost all non-contact sensors of the target are united by a common feature – the presence of semiconductor elements in their composition, or transitions such as metal-oxide-metal. These features are the basis of modern means of detecting explosive devices with non-contact target sensors by nonlinear radar. However, the requirements for the safety of using search engines of this type in the manual version or on land vehicles are still problematic. One way to resolve this contradiction is to install search engines on a remote-controlled platform. Moreover, there is an urgent need to substantiate the tactical and technical requirements for this type of equipment when changing the conditions and methods of their application.
Based on the analysis of previous studies, both domestic and foreign experts, on the use of electromagnetic methods of search and detection of man-made objects in sheltered environments (soil, snow, water, etc.), proposed a scientific and methodological approach to planning experimental studies of the process of detecting nonlinear transitions of explosive devices with non-contact target sensors.
Experimental studies designed to test and refine the developed theoretical provisions for the creation of promising remotely controlled radar complex for searching and detecting explosive devices with non-contact target sensors using the method of nonlinear radar, and, if confirmed, a technical justification requirement of searching devices and remote-controlled radar complex in general.