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Modeling the effects of nonuniform soil moisture on detection efficacy of minelike objects with GPR
Author(s): Carey M. Rappaport; Scott C. Winton; Dongping Jin; Lori Siegel
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Paper Abstract

We present dispersive soil finite difference time domain wave propagation situations to study the effects of realistic multilayered soil moisture on modulated short pulse ground penetrating radar mine detection excitations. Our conclusions suggest the amount of water and application time - as a function of soil hydraulic conductivity - that is necessary for modifying the ground to most effectively detect non-metallic anti-personnel mines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357032
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Carey M. Rappaport, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Scott C. Winton, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Dongping Jin, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Lori Siegel, Northeastern Univ. (United States)


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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