ÅF Group perfects development of the "artificial sniffer dog"

ÅF Group perfects development of the "artificial sniffer dog" The ÅF Group has signed an agreement with Biosensor Applications to put the finishing touches to the development of an "artificial sniffer dog" for detecting land-mines. The initial agreement is worth just over 2 million Swedish kronor. During the spring ÅF-Industriteknik has been carrying out a feasibility study for a land-mine detection system based on the biosensor technology developed by Biosensor Applications of Sweden. After the Swedish Rescue Services Agency ordered a prototype, Biosensor Applications has given ÅF- Industriteknik the go-ahead to perfect the development of the finished product. One of the places where the new technology will be put through its paces is a test site in Kosovo. The development work is being carried out at a very brisk pace by a team of between 5 and 7 development consultants from the ÅF Group. The commission includes not only design and construction, but also electronics, control technology and signal processing. Delivery will take place in mid-August 2000. Biosensor Applications' cooperation with ÅF-Industriteknik also extends to the further development of the "artificial dog's nose" system for use in other applications. The development work is part of an enduring, long-term collaboration between Biosensor Applications and ÅF-Industriteknik. AB ÅNGPANNEFÖRENINGEN Corporate Information Pictures for free publication: http://www.af.se/pressrummet/pressbilder/ For further information: Anders Persson, Information Manager, ÅF-Industriteknik AB. Tel. +46 (0)8-657 15 68, Mobile +46 (0)70-669 61 52 (anders.persson@ind.af.se) Carl Lundberg, Managing Director, Biosensor Applications. Tel. +46 (0)19-261100, Mobile +46 (0)708-363 183 (lundberg@bioapp.se) ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/06/27/20000627BIT00370/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/06/27/20000627BIT00370/bit0002.pdf