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Detection technologies for mines and minelike targets
Author(s): Douglas L. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The Marine Corps is pursuing development of sensor technologies to detect and localize mines and other small targets against highly cluttered backgrounds. The objective is to provide real- time day and night detection, with information conveyed immediately to tactical commanders to facilitate mine avoidance or optimum countermeasured deployment. Sensor choice is severely constrained by available platform space and the small size of the targets. Optical sensors have been perceived as most promising to date. Currently an intensified CCD camera using a spinning filter wheel is being demonstrated. The immediate extension is a multichip imager employing tunable filters. Beyond that, active imagers will be investigated for their ability to function at night. The incentive is strong to seek fundamental advances in imaging technology for their prospective ability to extend capability while preserving system simplicity and reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211337
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Douglas L. Smith, Marine Corp Systems Command (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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