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Multisensor system for mine detection
Author(s): Herbert A. Duvoisin; William J. Steinway; Mark S. Tomassi; James E. Thomas; Carl A. Morris; Barry A. Kahn; Peter H. Stern; Scott Krywick; Kevin Johnson; Kevin Dennis; George Betts; Ben Blood; Wanda Simoneaux; John Lester Miller
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Paper Abstract

A multi-sensor approach to buried object discrimination has been developed by Coleman Research Corporation (CRC) as a practical successor to currently prevalent metal detectors. The CRC multi-sensor unit integrates with and complements standard metal detectors to enable the detection of low- metallic and non-metallic anti-tank and anti-personnel mines as well as the older metallic-jacketed mines. The added sensors include Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) and Infrared (IR). The GPR consists of a lightweight (less than 1 LB) snap on antenna unit, a belt attached electronics unit (less than 5 LB) and batteries. The IR consists of a lightweight (less than 3 LB) head mounted camera, a heads-up virtual display, and a belt attached processing unit (Figure 1.1). The output from Automatic Target Recognition algorithms provide the detection of metallic and non-metallic mines in real-time on the IR display and as an audio alert from the GPR and MD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328071
Show Author Affiliations
Herbert A. Duvoisin, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
William J. Steinway, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Mark S. Tomassi, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
James E. Thomas, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Carl A. Morris, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Barry A. Kahn, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Peter H. Stern, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Scott Krywick, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Kevin Johnson, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Kevin Dennis, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
George Betts, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Ben Blood, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
Wanda Simoneaux, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
John Lester Miller, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3436:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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