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Characterization of diurnal and environmental effects on mines and the factors influencing the performance of mine detection ATR algorithms
Author(s): George B. Maksymonko; Bryan S. Ware; David E. Poole
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Paper Abstract

This report presents findings based on an analysis of the thermal characteristics of live US Army anti-tank mines and concrete slurry-filled M75 surrogates. The US Army's Airborne Standoff Minefield Detection System program relies on the use of surrogate mines to provide their prime contractors with targets to test and develop their systems. Analysis of 8-12 mm sensor image data collected over a period of days at Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia indicates that the concrete slurry-filled M75 surrogates have diurnal thermal infrared signatures that are very similar to those of live M75 mines, and are therefore good mine surrogates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211310
Show Author Affiliations
George B. Maksymonko, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Bryan S. Ware, Camber Corp. (United States)
David E. Poole, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (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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