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Infrared polarimetric camera system development
Author(s): Howard B. Barnes; Michael W. Jones; Paul K. Bishop
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Paper Abstract

The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) has a requirement for an IRPC system to detect surface laid and buried anti-tank landmines in support of Phase 2 of the REmote Minefield Detection System Technology Demonstration Program. Nichols Research Corporation is currently under contact to DERA to design and fabricate the IRPC system for integration in the REMIDS TDP. The IRPC is a Stokes 4-vector IR camera system designed to operate form a static tower, a moving elevated surface platform or a moving airborne platform and will be used to demonstrate the usefulness of passive IR polarimetry for mine and minefield detection. DERA will use the IRPC system to investigate the feasibility of using polarimetric techniques to detect buried and surface laid mines from an airborne platform when operated in conjunction with an ultra wideband SAR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357006
Show Author Affiliations
Howard B. Barnes, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Michael W. Jones, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Paul K. Bishop, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Chertsey (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3710:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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