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Detection of surface and buried mines with an UHF airborne SAR
Author(s): Theodore O. Grosch; Check F. Lee; Eileen M. Adams; Chi Tran; Francois Koening; Kwok Tom; Roger S. Vickers
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Paper Abstract

A small minefield was deployed in the desert near Yuma, Arizona in June of 1993. Radar data of this minefield was collected by ground-based and airborne radar sensors. The minefield consists of M-20 metal and M-80 plastic anti-armor mines and Valmara-69 antipersonnel mines. The mines were deployed on the surface and buried at three different depths. Images and analysis of the minefield, which are derived from data collected by the SRI FOLPEN II synthetic aperture radar, are presented here. The minefield was imaged over three bands from 100 to 500 MHz and at various depression angles with this radar sensor. The image analysis is compared to the modeling results of surface and buried mine-like objects. We also show the results of a new radio frequency interference (RFI) rejection algorithm and the image quality improvement we achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211307
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Theodore O. Grosch, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Check F. Lee, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Eileen M. Adams, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Chi Tran, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Francois Koening, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kwok Tom, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Roger S. Vickers, SRI International (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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