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Detection of objects buried in soil using microwave heating
Author(s): Charles A. DiMarzio; Taner R. Oktar; Wen Li; Carey M. Rappaport
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Paper Abstract

Microwave heating of soil offers the potential to enhance infrared signatures of buried objects such as landmines. In uniform soil, with no vegetation and a flat surface, images can be obtained showing the shape of the objects, to aid in their identification. Combined with other subsurface imaging modalities, this promises a reduced false alarm rate, leading to more effective demining operations. However, in the presence of rough ground, non-uniform soil, vegetation, and solar heating, the signatures become much more complicated. In this work, we examine some of these issues, based on outdoor experiments and a two-dimensional model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3853, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies II, (21 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372868
Show Author Affiliations
Charles A. DiMarzio, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Taner R. Oktar, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Wen Li, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Carey M. Rappaport, Northeastern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3853:
Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies II
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert L. Spellicy, Editor(s)

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