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Passive millimeter wave sensors for detection of buried mines
Author(s): Larry Yujiri; Bruce I. Hauss; Merit Shoucri
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Paper Abstract

The detection of land mines and other ordnance on the battlefield has grown in importance with their increased use, not only for military personnel, but for civilians after hostilities have ceased. The need for new approaches and sensors to increase the speed and efficiency of methods to clear mines is an issue that must be addressed. A method to detect metal mines, on top of or buried under dry sand, is demonstrated using the passive detection of naturally occurring millimeter wave radiation (at 44 GHz) emanating from the scene. Measurements will be shown that indicate the feasibility of detection of metal under at least 3 inches of dry sand.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211294
Show Author Affiliations
Larry Yujiri, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Bruce I. Hauss, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Merit Shoucri, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2496:
Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets
Abinash C. Dubey; Ivan Cindrich; James M. Ralston; Kelly A. Rigano, Editor(s)

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