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Video-based multispectral detection of land mines: a technology applicable for use in law enforcement
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Paper Abstract

The design and preliminary evaluation of a low cost video based multispectral camera system developed in the Standoff Mine Detection Ground (SMDG) exploratory development project for the US Marine Corps is described. The system is composed of an intensified and gated video camera fitted with six user selectable filters in a synchronous spinning filter wheel which provides a different spectral filter for each video frame. The camera system is microprocessor controlled for automatic exposure and matched with custom designed spectrally corrected optics. The associated analog and digital image storage and processing equipment and techniques are also discussed. This system has been field tested to detect land mines at long standoff distances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1693, Surveillance Technologies II, (28 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138106
Show Author Affiliations
Ned H. Witherspoon, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
John H. Holloway, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1693:
Surveillance Technologies II
Sankaran Gowrinathan; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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